Here’s a list of every county suing Tesla for its handling of hazardous waste

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Tesla is being sued by two dozen California counties for its handling of hazardous material at its Fremont Factory.

Yesterday, it was reported that various counties in California were suing Tesla for violations of the State’s health code for “intentional or negligent disposal of hazardous waste.”

The complaint was filed on Tuesday, and the counties claim that Tesla “handled, transported, stored, managed, used, and disposed of hazardous materials, and continues to do so at and/or from its Facilities, in the ordinary course of operations, including those relating to the servicing of electric vehicles and the development and manufacture of electric vehicles and electric vehicle parts, including batteries.”

Tesla Model X and Tesla Model 3 sitting outside of Tesla's Fremont Factory in Northern California.

Tesla’s Fremont Factory. (Credit: peekaystudio/Instagram)

Tesla is said to use lubricating oils, brake fluids, lead acid batteries, aerosols, antifreeze, cleaning fluids, propane, paint, acetone, liquefied petroleum gas, adhesives, and diesel fuel at its Fremont Factory in Northern California.

The State of California claims that Tesla violated nine different issues related to hazardous waste, including disposal, transportation, training, and handling.

However, none of the reports, including the initial one from Reuters, listed all counties that chose to partake in the complaint.

The California counties involved in the lawsuit include:

  • San Joaquin County
  • Alameda County
  • Butte County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Fresno County
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Marin County
  • Monterey County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Tulare County
  • Ventura County

Tesla has dealt with environmental lawsuits in the past, including one with the EPA, in which it paid $275,000 in penalties after air pollutant records were not kept from painting operations at the Fremont Factory.

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Here’s a list of every county suing Tesla for its handling of hazardous waste
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