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Sears To Pay $400,000 In Fines In Deal With EPA On Lead Law Violations

(September 29, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 28 announced that it had reached an agreement with Sears Home Improvement Products Inc. under which the company will pay $400,000 to settle claims that it violated federal laws pertaining to toxic substances and property renovation involving lead-based paint hazards (United States of America v. Sears Home Improvement Products Inc., No. 16-9302, N.D. Ill.).

(Consent decree available. Document #15-161004-007X. Complaint available. Document #15-161004-008C.)

Violations Alleged

The EPA sued Sears in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
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