NRC Cites Wal-Mart For Disposal Violations

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 1:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has handed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. a citation for improperly transferring and disposing of thousands of tritium exit signs at stores throughout the country, in violation of four NRC requirements.

2,462 signs from Wal-Mart stores in states under NRC jurisdiction were moved or disposed of improperly between 2000 and 2008, while an additional 517 signs were improperly transferred between various Wal-Mart facilities, the NRC said Friday.

Wal-Mart also failed to appoint an official responsible for complying with regulatory requirements and failed to...
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