Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Costco
Penalty: 
$3,600,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 20, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Costco agreed to pay $3.6 million in settlement of allegations by local prosecutors' offices throughout the state that it violated state law concerning the storage, handling and disposal of items sold and used at its stores that were hazardous waste.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.