Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Alpha Natural Resources
Penalty: 
$227,500,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
March 5, 2014
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: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Virginia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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