Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Air Liquide America Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Air Liquide
Penalty: 
$4,500,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
June 21, 2001
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Air Liquide settled a case in which it was charged with releasing ozone-depleting gases from industrial process refrigeration systems at 22 facilities in 18 states. It agreed convert its industrial refrigeration systems to systems using alternative, environmentally friendly refrigerants. The company also agreed to fund an environmental justice supplemental project and pay a $4.5 million civil penalty.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
industrial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
industrial gas
Notes: 

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Parent company note: 
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