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Calif. Wal-Marts Suspected of Illegal Pesticide Sales
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Wal-Mart's 153 California stores are in danger of an audit from the state Department of Pesticide Regulation for selling home and lawn pesticides not approved for use in the state. Wal-Mart blames its suppliers, but that might not save them from charges of "bad faith" and failure to cooperate with state attorneys. A bill to tighten state regulations of pesticide sales is before Gov. Schwarzenegger.