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Unformatted text preview: the land mass of Tampa Florida), these stores and parking lots contribute directly to what is referred to as non-point source water pollution. This is the leading cause of water pollution in the world. In 2005 Wal-Mart had to pay upwards of $5.5 million dollars in fines to four states for non-point source water pollution(8/1/05; Forbes). In other countries Wal-Mart has been accused of dumping waste into rivers and bays. In the United States Wal-Mart has tried to take steps to clean up their waste but in other countries where fines, and laws are not in place Wal-Mart has turned a blind eye to the problem. Currently China is cracking down on Wal-Mart facilities are has stated that Wal-Mart must clean up their act or face harsh punishment in the near future....
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