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NEW YORK May 2 California is investigating
whether top mobile carriers Verizon Communications Inc
and AT&T Inc illegally disposed of hazardous waste at
their facilities in the state, the companies said in recent
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision.
The California Attorney General's office is determining
whether the companies violated state hazardous waste laws when
disposing of batteries, aerosol cans and electronic waste,
according to a AT&T annual regulatory filing from February and a
quarterly filing from October 2013.
The companies say they are cooperating with the
investigations and reviewing their hazardous waste management.
Using similar language in their separate filings, the companies
said they could each be fined more than $100,000 but did not
anticipate any material impact from the investigation.
Verizon declined to comment beyond its filing and AT&T
declined to comment.
(Reporting By Marina Lopes; Editing by David Gregorio)