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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Southern Company
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol SO)
Headquartered in: Georgia
Major Industry: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: utilities
Penalty total since 2000$236,873,866
Number of records: 82
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$206,948,09041
employment-related offenses$17,320,2117
financial offenses$10,000,0001
safety-related offenses$2,005,56531
competition-related offenses$350,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
air pollution violation$200,110,0006
benefit plan administrator violation$15,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$10,000,0001
environmental violation$5,890,28719
utility safety violation$1,665,65018
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgency sort iconPenalty Amount
Southern Companywage and hour violation2014WHD$459,104
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2020VA-SCC$16,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2018VA-SCC$337,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2018VA-SCC$70,500
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2016VA-SCC$8,500
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2016VA-SCC$59,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2016VA-SCC$27,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2016VA-SCC$233,500
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2016VA-SCC$71,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2016VA-SCC$53,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2015VA-SCC$10,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2015VA-SCC$396,500
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2015VA-SCC$15,000
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2014VA-SCC$202,500
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2014VA-SCC$36,150
Virginia Natural Gas, Inc.utility safety violation2023VA-SCC$10,000
CHATTANOOGA GAS COMPANYutility safety violation2019TN-PUC$50,000
Nicor, Inc.accounting fraud or deficiencies2007SEC$10,000,000
Southern Nuclear Operating Companyradioactive waste violation2014SC-ENV$8,000
CHATTANOOGA GAS COpipeline safety violation2009PHMSA$303,000
AGL RESOURCESpipeline safety violation2003PHMSA$10,000
ATLANTA GAS LIGHT COpipeline safety violation2003PHMSA$10,000
GEORGIA POWERworkplace safety or health violation2002OSHA$5,000
THE SOUTHERN CO INCworkplace safety or health violation2005OSHA$6,400
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$6,300
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$7,000
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2013OSHA$56,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$10,750
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$36,000
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$12,471
NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$16,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$10,158
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$13,816
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$15,020
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.nuclear safety violation2018NRC$145,000
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.labor relations violation2011NLRB$105,370
Atlanta Gas Light Companylabor relations violation2003NLRB$100,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYlabor relations violation2001NLRB$19,737
Mississippi Power Companyenvironmental violation2019MS-ENV$200,000
Mississippi Power Co.water pollution violation2023MS-ENV$26,250
Northern Illinois Gas Co.environmental violation2001IL-AG$2,250,000
Atlanta Gas Light Companyconsumer protection violation2015GA-PSC$250,000
Atlanta Gas Light Companyutility safety violation2013GA-PSC$50,000
Atlanta Gas Light Companyutility safety violation2008GA-PSC$20,000
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2010GA-ENV$12,500
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2009GA-ENV$60,000
Atlanta Gas Light Companyair pollution violation2009GA-ENV$9,000
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2009GA-ENV$35,000
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2002GA-ENV$31,250
Atlanta Gas Light Companyair pollution violation2001GA-ENV$31,000
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2000GA-ENV$20,000
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2000GA-ENV$54,660
Atlanta Gas Light Companyhazardous waste violation2000GA-ENV$22,000
Atlanta Gas Light Companyhazardous waste violation2000GA-ENV$252,000
Georgia Power Companywater pollution violation2000GA-ENV$92,000
Georgia Power Companyenvironmental violation2021GA-ENV$14,400
Georgia Power Companyenvironmental violation2021GA-ENV$54,250
Southern Company Services, Inc.energy market violation2009FERC$350,000
Alabama Powerenvironmental violation2015EPA$1,600,000
Alabama Power Companyair pollution violation2006EPA$200,000,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYair pollution violation2015EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $200,000
Alabama Power Company, Southern Division Complexenvironmental violation2002EPA$5,500
ALABAMA POWER COMPANYPCB violation2004EPA$5,143
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYenvironmental violation2012EPA$21,330
MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANYenvironmental violation2015EPA$5,785
ALABAMA POWERenvironmental violation2019EPA$16,268
GEORGIA POWER COMPANYenvironmental violation2023EPA$52,300
Georgia Power Companyemployment discrimination2012EEOC$49,500
Georgia Power Co.employment discrimination2016EEOC$1,586,500
Nicor Inc.energy conservation violation2014DOE$6,000
Diamond State Generation Partnersenvironmental violation2019DE-ENV$45,454
Alabama Power Companyair pollution violation2020AL-ENV$35,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2019AL-ENV$50,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2019AL-ENV$250,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2018AL-ENV$250,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2018AL-ENV$250,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2018AL-ENV$250,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2018AL-ENV$250,000
Alabama Power Companyenvironmental violation2018AL-ENV$250,000
Alabama Power Companyair pollution violation2015AL-ENV$35,000
Alabama Power Co.environmental violation2022AL-ENV$75,000
Southern Companybenefit plan administrator violation2007private lawsuit-federal$15,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.