99¢ Only Stores Fined $1M Over Pesticide Violations

Law360, New York (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Discount giant 99¢ Only Stores is facing a penalty of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for selling unregistered and mislabeled pesticides in California and Nevada.

EPA filed an administrative complaint within the agency against the discount retailer on Tuesday, accusing the company of violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA, and slapping it with a $969,930 penalty.

Inspections of 99¢ stores by local enforcement agencies between 2004 and 2008 revealed that the company was selling two pesticides that were...
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