Home Depot Pays $21M To End EPA's Lead Paint Safety Suit

By Dorothy Atkins (April 22, 2021, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday signed off on Home Depot's $20.75 million deal to resolve claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and three states that it failed to comply with federal and state lead paint safety standards on its home renovation contract projects for years.

In an 89-page order, U.S. District Judge Mark H. Cohen approved a consent decree under which Home Depot USA Inc. has agreed to pay $20.75 million plus interest and agreed to implement procedures to ensure it's complying with federal and state laws that aim to prevent lead contamination during property renovations.

The consent decree...

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