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Home Depot Settled Lead Paint Violations for $20M

Home Depot has reached a settlement with two federal agencies, agreeing to pay a $20 million fine because its contractors failed to properly handle lead paint in customers’ homes.

The fine is the largest proposed penalty in United States history under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The settlement is part of the deal home depot reached with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

Home renovation companies that sub-contracted with Home Depot are accused of cutting corners during renovations.

According to the EPA, the contractors for Home Depot were cutting corners when removing lead paint, spreading dust and paint chips. There were also instances where Home Depot did not make sure contractors performing renovations were property trained in lead safety.

Read the source article at San Diego, California News and Weather

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