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Walgreens Pays Fine For Improper Disposal

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Alameda County Senior Deputy D.A. Ken Mifsud says Walgreens agreed to pay up after investigators found disposal violations in almost every store inspected -including those in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Shasta, and Monterey counties, "Thirty four of those dumpsters for 37 separate facilities contained hazardous waste or violations of the California Medical Information Act which prohibits disposing of confidential information pertaining to customers without shredding it."

Forty-five district attorney offices will receive money from the settlement.   

About $3 million will go to eight environmental protection, product testing and hazardous material training programs.
There are about 600 Walgreens in California. 
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