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Whole Foods Reaches $3.5M Settlement with the EPA

Whole Foods Reaches $3.5M Settlement with the EPA

Whole Foods improperly identified or mishandled hazardous waste in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Whole Foods Market Inc. has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which claimed that the company improperly identified or mishandled hazardous waste like nail polish remover, vitamins, cleaning items and liquor in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

The Associated Press has more:

Whole Foods Market Inc. has reached a $3.5 million settlement with regulators over the disposal of products that were once for sale but later classified as hazardous waste.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the fine and an agreement Tuesday for Austin-based Whole Foods to comply with waste regulations and better train workers.

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