SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DirecTV will pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that its California facilities unlawfully dumped hazardous waste.

The attorney general and Alameda County’s district attorney announced the settlement on Wednesday.

They said an investigation found that all 25 DirecTV facilities in California improperly disposed of batteries, electronic devices, aerosol cans and other hazardous materials that ended up in landfills.

DirecTV didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing. However, the company agreed to take measures to properly dispose of hazardous waste in the future.

The settlement amends a similar 2014 settlement involving AT&T, which acquired DirecTV in 2015.

In a statement, AT&T says the allegations predate the acquisition and the settlement recognizes the company for taking prompt action toward environmental compliance.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.
Follow Us On Facebook

Watch & Listen LIVE