First, Target came under fire for making an ill-advised contribution to an anti-gay politician. Now, according to SF Appeal, the retailer has been getting rid of hazardous waste in the Bay Area. SF Appeal reports that "a civil lawsuit was filed alleging that 240 Target Stores in California have been illegally disposing of hazardous consumer products that were returned or damaged in order to avoid expensive disposal fees."

In a written statement, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley fumed: "Target's unlawful actions have put the health of Alameda County residents at risk...The violation of our state's environmental protection laws will not be tolerated."


Target, if you recall, has plans to open two new locations in San Francisco, one at Geary and Masonic and one in SoMa's dying Metreon Building.