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Apple fined for pollution


Bad breath

Although it peddles itself to the artistic classes, Apple's green credentials are practically non-existant.

This week it was announced that Apple will pay $43,200 in penalties to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District for an air quality violation that occurred at its Elk Grove facility in April 2006.

The company ignored air quality regulations and used its emergency standby generator for a purpose other than maintenance or emergency power.

Apple was recently identified by Greenpeace as one of the least green PC makers in the world.

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Last modified on 18 April 2007
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