The car company Tesla is supposed to mislabel containers with hazardous waste and send them to landfills that cannot accept such waste.
A few days ago, the California State Court received a collective action from a total of twenty-five counties, including Los Angeles, Alameda, San Francisco and San Joaquin. The lawsuit alleges that the world’s best-known electric car maker mishandles hazardous waste at its plants and branches.
According to Tesla Districts “violates competition and hazardous waste laws by mislabeling such waste and sending it to landfills that cannot accept that type of waste”, reports the Reuters agency, which reports on the case.
It is not clear what type of waste it is specifically, but Tesla plants work with paint, operating fluids or used batteries. According to the lawsuit, violations of the law occur at 101 locations across California — presumably including stores and service centers — including the Fremont manufacturing facility.
This isn’t the first time Tesla has faced a lawsuit related to its handling of hazardous waste. At the end of April 2019, it ended the dispute with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with an agreement, which included a fine of 31,000 dollars (712,000 crowns at the exchange rate at the time) and a promise to take steps to ensure that hazardous waste is handled according to of the law.