Apple agreed to pay $450,000 to the American authorities of the state of California for the withdrawal of charges in environmental pollution. It is reported TASS with reference to the statement of the Department control of toxic substances in the state.
According to the published document, regulators believe that Apple in the period from 2011 to 2012 was the operator of the recycling of electronic devices, located in Cupertino (California). Further, this facility was transferred to the city of Sunnyvale and closed in 2013. Department staff argued that in both cases Apple had not informed the authorities that was required to do by law.
Meanwhile, companies in Cupertino and Sunnyvale were processed about a million tons of various electronic items, including batteries. In this case, the air could get in place of environmentally harmful emissions, including metal dust.
In a statement, the iPhone maker noted that the authorities were not notified in a timely manner because of errors in paperwork.
Apple has agreed to pay the fine and to impose additional security measures in their companies in exchange for what the government would give up claims. The agreement was approved by the court of the County of Santa Clara (California).