Walmart Accused of Dumping Hazardous Materials in Lawsuit

The Golden State is taking legal action against Walmart.

California’s Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the retailer alleging it dumps nearly 160,000 pounds of hazardous waste in the state every year. According to the complaint, the items were disposed of in landfills that aren’t properly equipped. Among the waste reportedly thrown out is pesticides, cleaning supplies and lithium batteries. When toxic materials like these are left in landfills, they can seep into the air and in drinking water. The lawsuit also accused Walmart of breaking state environmental laws for more than half a decade. So far, Walmart has not commented on the suit.