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Save Mart Settles Lawsuit; Will pay $2.5 Mil

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MODESTO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Save Mart Supermarkets will pay out more than $2.5 million to settle a retail hazardous waste disposal lawsuit.

The settlement, which was filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court, resolves allegations that Save Mart violated California laws for the safe storage, handling and disposal of hazardous waste generated from spills and customer returns of hazardous products.

In all, Save Mart will pay $2.557 million in civil penalties, costs and expenses for supplemental environmental projects furthering consumer protection and environmental enforcement in the State, according to a news release put out by the Merced County District Attorneys Office, one of 34 state district attorney offices that joined in the lawsuit.

Investigators revealed violations of law at Save Mart stores.

Save Mart worked collaboratively with the prosecutors and investigating agencies to address the specific violations, the news release said.

As a result of the investigation and prosecution, officials say regulated wastes produced by California Save Mart stores will now be properly stored, handled, transported and disposed of at proper facilities and appropriate records will be kept documenting compliance with California law.

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