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Friday, November 21, 2014
Telecom giant AT&T penalized $51.8 million for hazardous waste violations
Telecommunications giant AT&T agreed to a $51.8 million settlement
with the State of California to resolve charges that employees at
hundreds of its California facilities illegally disposed of hazardous waste and other materials for nine years. The settlement was jointly announced
yesterday by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda
County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley. This is the first
enforcement action in California against a telecommunications company
for its management of electronic waste.