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Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: mining and minerals
Penalty Total since 2000$2,128,641,784
Number of Records: 14,674
Note: The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries 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. They 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 individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Alpha Metallurgical Resources$563,284,9583,813
Grupo Mexico$458,789,868198
Cleveland-Cliffs$325,034,360896
Hecla Mining$265,255,98560
Consol Energy$214,086,718210
BHP Group$25,911,85010
Rio Tinto$24,661,028108
American Consolidated Natural Resources Inc.$23,943,9721,140
Freeport-McMoRan$23,724,954266
Compass Minerals International$19,658,14429

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CompanyCurrent ParentPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Hecla Mining CompanyHecla Miningenvironmental violation2011DOJ$263,400,000
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2014EPA$227,500,000
Alpha Natural ResourcesAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesworkplace safety or health violation2011MSHA$209,000,000
Consol Energy Inc.Consol Energyenvironmental violation2011EPA$205,500,000
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsbenefit plan administrator violation2011private lawsuit-federal$178,600,000
ASARCOGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2015EPA$163,500,000
ASARCO LLCGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2008MT-AG$143,000,000
AK Steel RetirementCleveland-Cliffsbenefit plan administrator violation2006private lawsuit-federal$52,834,204
ASARCO, Inc.Grupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2009CO-AG$42,000,000
Asarco LLCGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2008private lawsuit-federal$27,900,000
ASARCO LLCGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2008MT-AG$27,770,000
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC (ONDO EXT DEEP MINE STP MASSEY ENERGY)(LEAD)(NC)(2 FACILITIES)Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2014EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $25,987,500
BHP BillitonBHP GroupForeign Corrupt Practices Act2015SEC$25,000,000
Asarco LLC et al.Grupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2009AZ-DEQ$22,825,000
MASSEY ENERGY COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARY, SPARTAN MINING COMPANY D/B/A MAMMOTH COAL COMPANYAlpha Metallurgical Resourceslabor relations violation2014NLRB$22,792,515
Massey Energy Company, Inc.Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2008EPA$20,000,000
Kennecott Utah Copper CorporationRio Tintoenvironmental violation2007EPA$20,000,000
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsbenefit plan administrator violation2012private lawsuit-federal$15,800,000
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2014MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $13,750,000
Asarco LLCGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2008AZ-DEQ$13,500,000
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2006EPA$13,480,000
MASSEY ENERGY COMPANY, ET. AL.(NATIONAL CASE)(LEAD)Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2008EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $13,300,000
Compass Minerals International Inc.Compass Minerals Internationalinvestor protection violation2022SEC$12,000,000
De Beers Centenary AGAnglo American PLCprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2004DOJ_ANTITRUST$10,000,000
ASARCOGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2008CO-AG$10,000,000
Spartan MiningAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesemployment discrimination2009private lawsuit-state$8,750,000
Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical CorporationEramet Groupenvironmental violation2013TX-AG$7,500,000
Compass Minerals Louisiana, Inc. fka Carey Salt CompanyCompass Minerals Internationallabor relations violation2017NLRB$7,330,213
Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. and Missouri Lead Smelting Co.Freeport-McMoRanenvironmental violation2014MO-AG$7,284,677
The Ohio Valley Coal CompanyAmerican Consolidated Natural Resources Inc.environmental violation2012USAO$7,050,000
Freeport-McMoRan CorporationFreeport-McMoRanenvironmental violation2012DOJ$6,800,000
MASSEY ENERGY CO. & SUBSIDIARIES (NATIONAL CASE)Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2008EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $6,700,000
PBS COALS, ET. AL. (29 FACILITIES)Corsa Coalenvironmental violation2016EPA$6,500,000
AK Steel Corporation Retirement Accumulation Pension PlanCleveland-Cliffsbenefit plan administrator violation2013private lawsuit-federal$5,751,898
CONSOL ENERGY, INC (5 FACILITIES)Consol Energyenvironmental violation2011EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $5,500,000
Asarco, LLC - HaydenGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2015EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $5,500,000
ARCELORMITTAL STEEL USACleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2020EPA$5,002,158
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffslabor relations violation2004NLRB$4,905,750
Mach Mining, LLCForesight Energyemployment discrimination2017EEOC$4,250,000
Aracoma Coal CompanyAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesworkplace safety or health violation2008USAO$4,200,000
Arch Coal Inc.Arch Resourcesenvironmental violation2011EPA$4,000,000
ArcelorMittal Monessen LLCCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2017EPA$3,500,000
LTV STEEL COMPANY, INC.Cleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2002EPA$3,450,000
LTV STEEL COMPANY, IN RECleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2004EPA$3,450,000
Murray EnergyAmerican Consolidated Natural Resources Inc.workplace safety or health violation2015MSHA$3,300,000
ARCH COAL, INC. (NATIONAL CASE)(LEAD) (7 FACILITIES)Arch Resourcesenvironmental violation2011EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $3,173,333
Consol Energy Inc.Consol Energyenvironmental violation2016EPA$3,000,000
Cleveland-CliffsCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2022EPA$3,000,000
CONSOL ENERGY (BAILEY & ENLOW MINES FACILITIES)Consol Energyenvironmental violation2016EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $3,000,000
ERAMET MARIETTA INC.Eramet Groupenvironmental violation2006EPA$2,790,000
Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical CorporationEramet Groupenvironmental violation2010EPA$2,750,000
U.S. Borax, Inc.Rio Tintolabor relations violation2010NLRB$2,750,000
Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corp.Eramet Groupenvironmental violation2010TX-TRAVISDA$2,750,000
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsbenefit plan administrator violation2013private lawsuit-federal$2,500,000
Arch Coal and International Coal GroupArch Resourcesenvironmental violation2015EPA$2,000,000
Arch Coal Inc.Arch Resourcesenvironmental violation2011MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $2,000,000
PATRIOT MINING CO, INC (LITTLE INDIAN CREEK ROAD)Arch Resourcesenvironmental violation2016EPA$1,950,000
Asarco LLC et al.Grupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2009AZ-DEQ$1,886,802
SEVERSTAL DEARBORN, INC.Cleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2015EPA$1,690,126
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2013EPA$1,650,000
AK STEEL CORPORATIONCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2013EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $1,650,000
Fola Coal Company LLCConsol Energyenvironmental violation2008WV-ENV$1,618,010
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES (ENTERPRISE MINING COMPANY/MASSEY) (NATIONAL CASE) (NLP)Alpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2014EPA$1,512,500
ArcelorMittal Monessen, LLCCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2017PA-ENV$1,500,000
XMV Inc.Cleveland-Cliffswage and hour violation2019WHD$1,435,028
Phelps Dodge CorporationFreeport-McMoRanenvironmental violation2004AZ-AG$1,400,000
Phelps Dodge Sierrita, Inc.Freeport-McMoRanenvironmental violation2004EPA$1,360,000
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2015EPA$1,300,000
Northshore Mining CoCleveland-Cliffsemployment discrimination2006private lawsuit-federal$1,300,000
Mineral Park, Inc.Waterton Global Resource Managementenvironmental violation2012AZ-DEQ$1,300,000
AK SteelCleveland-Cliffsemployment discrimination2008private lawsuit-federal$1,269,200
AK STEEL CORPORATIONCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2006EPA$1,210,000
M-Class Mining LLCForesight Energyworkplace safety or health violation2022MSHA$1,200,000
AK STEEL CORPORATIONCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2005EPA$1,200,000
Dynamic Energy Inc.James C. Justice Companiesenvironmental violation2008WV-ENV$1,178,623
MINGO LOGAN COAL CO., AND MAHON ENTERPRISES, INC., JOINT EMPLOYERSArch Resourceslabor relations violation2006NLRB$1,051,117
Phelps Dodge IndustriesFreeport-McMoRanenvironmental violation2000CT-AG$1,000,000
Signal Peak Energy, LLCGlobal Mining Holdingworkplace safety or health violation2021USAO$1,000,000
Kinross Gold CorporationKinross GoldForeign Corrupt Practices Act2018SEC$950,000
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INC ET ALAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2018KY-ENV$886,250
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INCAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2018KY-ENV$886,250
Asarco LLCGrupo Mexicoenvironmental violation2008AZ-DEQ$880,000
ASARCOGrupo Mexicoemployment discrimination2011AZ-AG$868,751
Asarco, LLC and Silver Bell Mining, LLCGrupo Mexicolabor relations violation2005NLRB$850,000
LTV STEELCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2012IL-ENV$844,122
Cleveland Cliffs/Union Pacific Resources GroupCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2001CO-AG$835,000
Teck Cominco Alaska IncTeck Resourcesenvironmental violation2001AK-AG$827,000
ARCH COAL (NATIONAL CASE) (and REVELATION ENERGY LLC CD MODIFICATION)Arch Resourcesenvironmental violation2014EPA$826,667
Big Ridge, Inc.Peabody Energywage and hour violation2007WHD$809,993
Carter Roag Coal Company LLCMetinvestenvironmental violation2009WV-ENV$809,780
Plains Exploration & Production Co.Freeport-McMoRanfederal leasing royalty violation2010ONRR$775,627
Drummond CompanyDrummondenvironmental violation2019EPA$775,000
Drummond CompanyDrummondenvironmental violation2021EPA$775,000
Stillhouse Mining LLCAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesworkplace safety or health violation2011MSHA$761,000
ARCELORMITTAL MONESSEN LLCCleveland-Cliffsenvironmental violation2015PA-ENV$751,250
Alpha Natural ResourcesAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2008WV-ENV$750,000
AK Steel CorporationCleveland-Cliffsbenefit plan administrator violation2011private lawsuit-federal$745,000
MARTIN COUNTY COAL CORPORATIONAlpha Metallurgical Resourcesenvironmental violation2002KY-ENV$729,700
U.S. MineralsU.S. Mineralsworkplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$700,000
Nally and Hamilton Enterprises, Inc.Nally & Hamilton Enterprisesenvironmental violation2014EPA$660,000
NALLY & HAMILTON ENTERPRISES, INC.Nally & Hamilton Enterprisesenvironmental violation2014EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $660,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.