Wal-Mart investigated over hazardous waste


21 December 2005 – Bentonville (AR): Wal-Mart is under investigation over the alleged improper transportation of returned ‘hazardous’ goods.

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether the world’s largest retailer has improperly used its own trucks to transport products – ranging from hair spray to charcoal – to its centralised facilities, rather than using certified hazardous waste carriers to transport the material to designated disposal sites.