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, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

Safeway allegedly ran...

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