Home Depot to pay $20M fine for not following home renovation rules

WASHINGTON — Home Depot will also pay a $20.75 million penalty, the highest civil penalty obtained to date for a settlement under the Toxic Substances Control Act, for not following using lead-safe practices during home renovations.

The recent settlement will also require the home improvement retailer to make sure their hired contractors are certified and trained to use lead-safe work practices to avoid spreading lead dust and paint chips during renovations of homes built before 1978….[Read More]

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