Violation Tracker Individual Record

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Alpha Metallurgical Resources
March 5, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. , Alpha Appalachian Holdings (formerly Massey Energy), and 66 subsidiaries agreed to spend an estimated $200 million to install and operate wastewater treatment systems and to implement comprehensive, system-wide upgrades to reduce discharges of pollution from coal mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Overall, the settlement covered approximately 79 active mines and 25 processing plants in these five states. The companies were also required to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of violations of the Clean Water Act.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
coal mining
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Parent company note: 
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