Safeway Settles With EPA Over Refrigerator Leaks

Law360, Chicago (September 5, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT) -- Safeway Inc., the second largest grocery store chain in the U.S., has agreed to pay a $600,000 fine and take steps to limit ozone-depleting emissions from its refrigerators to settle charges that it violated the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Under the deal, the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company will put in place a companywide plan at an estimated cost of $4.1 million to reduce emissions and comply with stratospheric ozone regulations at 659 of its stores, roughly half of its locations nationwide,...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Safeway Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Jon S. Tigar

Date Filed

September 4, 2013


Government Agencies

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