It is good to see a company such as Wal-Mart admitting to this crime and also to implementing company procedures to prevent illegal waste disposal happening again
(PRWEB UK) 30 May 2013
According to the BBC News report dated 29 May: Wal-Mart fined for dumping hazardous waste in US, the retailer admitted to violating environmental regulations after illegally disposing of fertiliser, pesticides and bleach. Allegedly personnel had not been trained properly in the correct methods of waste disposal and had poured hazardous waste down drains and into waste bins.
The BBC News report goes on to say that Wal-Mart pleaded guilty to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act in California and in Missouri for violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide by improperly handling pesticides that had been returned by customers.
A spokesperson from Wal-Mart said:
"The incidents on which the charges are based occurred years ago and involved the transportation and disposal of common consumer products."
"No specific environmental impact has been alleged and since then, Wal-Mart designed and implemented comprehensive environmental programs that remain in place today."
Private Investigator Sheffield deal with environmental investigations like the case in this article. It can be an expensive and a frustrating situation and gaining proof can be difficult and time consuming. In the UK it is up to the victim to dispose of any waste that has been illegally dumped on their property. Using a professional private investigator that can help gain evidence and in some cases allow the victim to fight for compensation is a cost effective way to move forward. A private investigator will use hidden cameras, CCTV systems and mobile surveillance to catch offenders in the act of illegally dumping waste.
Spokesperson from Private Investigator Sheffield, Chloe Hurst said:
“It is good to see a company such as Wal-Mart admitting to this crime and also to implementing company procedures to prevent illegal waste disposal happening again.”
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