Wednesday December 16, 2015

Comcast Hit With $26M Penalty For Dumping Hazardous Waste

Not only is Comcast in trouble for dumping hazardous waste, the company is also being fined for throwing away documents containing sensitive customer information without shredding them. eek!

According to a complaint [PDF] filed last week by California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, cable colossus Comcast warehouses and dispatch facilities in the state have allegedly spent the last ten years unlawfully disposing of hazardous waste products, including electronic equipment (remote controls, modems, power adapters) and batteries, in local landfills that were not permitted to receive these items.