Wisconsin fines Menard Inc. $30,000 f...

Wisconsin fines Menard Inc. $30,000 for improper disposal

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 18, 2011, titled Wisconsin fines Menard Inc. $30,000 for improper disposal. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The state has ordered Menard Inc. to pay $30,000 for illegally disposing of hazardous waste at one of its home-improvement stores in La Crosse County.

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#1 Jan 18, 2011
There is a very wide swath of products that could be considered Hazzardous waste.
How about narrowing it down a little??
Student

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 18, 2011
This is in La crosse, Wis. Why this become St Paul news?

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 18, 2011
Student wrote:
This is in La crosse, Wis. Why this become St Paul news?
The PP runs stories like this so that the sheeple of MN think other states operate with onerous and downright stupid oversight, like the socialist leaders in St. Paul do.
Cheesehead

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 18, 2011
It's about time Wisconsin wins one against John Menard, unless he appeals. Menards has been kicking Wisconsin's butt in legal cases involving pollution and waste for many years.
dum dums

Cook, MN

#5 Jan 18, 2011
is it really pollution when the product in question would have gone onto the ground anyway once purchased? stupid, job choking laws are what have killed the growth of this country. menards will have to let go of someone with a 30k salary now to pay for this. lol
CluLess Con

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 18, 2011
dum dums wrote:
is it really pollution when the product in question would have gone onto the ground anyway once purchased? stupid, job choking laws are what have killed the growth of this country. menards will have to let go of someone with a 30k salary now to pay for this. lol
Yah...stupid, job choking laws! We should be more like China and let companies do whatever it is they want to do to the environment in order to make a profit!
dum dums

Cook, MN

#7 Jan 18, 2011
CluLess Con wrote:
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Yah...stupid, job choking laws! We should be more like China and let companies do whatever it is they want to do to the environment in order to make a profit!
i agree..you tree hugging hippie...
swschrad

Monroe, LA

#8 Jan 18, 2011
Niether of the Above wrote:
There is a very wide swath of products that could be considered Hazzardous waste.
How about narrowing it down a little??
they did. "herbicides." each package had an 800 number on it for safety and disposal tips, as required by Federal law. some of them are endocrine disrupters, as in "call me Brrrrruce."

we know what happened, of course. some manager told a T-shirter, "hey, get rid of that stuff, we can't have it in here." the T-shirter, not having had ten minutes of training in their career on anything except wrangling carts, took it to the empty side of the building. the manager should have called the 800-number, told the T-shirter, "hey, get some purple gloves, put this junk in a cheap plastic trash can, get it out back with a sign on it while I get ahold of Corporate. don't spill any."
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 18, 2011
You can see how this might just happen by accident or oversight, right up until you read that the employees disposed of pesticide by dumping it out in the parking lot! What was going through their minds - besides a breeze?

Crazy!
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 18, 2011
dum dums wrote:
is it really pollution when the product in question would have gone onto the ground anyway once purchased? stupid, job choking laws are what have killed the growth of this country. menards will have to let go of someone with a 30k salary now to pay for this. lol
Being spread over a large area in a minute concentration is entirely different than basically pouring a huge quantity of it in a public sewer.
happened before

Rantoul, IL

#11 Jan 18, 2011
its happened before, they once caught john menard dumping the hazardous waste into the dumpsters HIMSELF! Here's a billionaire dumping the hazardous materials into the dumpster in person. Not even hiring someone to do it. Worth billions, but can't afford to dispose of something properly?
bill

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 18, 2011
$30,000 is the same as .03 to john menard

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