CA counties sue Tesla over alleged improper disposal of toxic waste: Reuters

Los Angeles, San Francisco and about two dozen other California counties are suing Tesla over the alleged mismanagement of hazardous materials.

The electric car company headed by Elon Musk was sued on Tuesday, according to a Reuters report.

“The counties accused Tesla of violating state unfair business and hazardous waste management laws by improperly labeling waste and sending the materials to landfills that cannot accept hazardous material,” Reuters reports. “California’s hazardous waste management law carries potential civil penalties as high as $70,000 per violation per day.”

So far, Tesla and Musk have not commented on the suit.

Tesla has previously faced allegations of racial harassment at its Fremont plant and settled with the Environmental Protection Agency after being accused of violating the Clean Air Act at that same facility.

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