Report: Rite Aid pays $12.3M in environmental suit

East Pennsboro Township, Pa. – Rite Aid has reportedly been ordered to pay $12.3 million in a civil lawsuit accusing the retailer of illegally dumping hazardous waste from more than 600 stores in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Linda L. Lofthus handed down the ruling in a suit brought against Rite Aid by the district attorneys of San Joaquin, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.

Rite Aid was reportedly cooperative throughout the case. In addition to paying monetary penalties, Rite Aid is also now required to segregate hazardous waste in separate containers, dispose of it with state-registered waste haulers, and track hazardous waste with a computerized scanning system.