Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ashland Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Ashland Global Holdings
Penalty: 
$13,050,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
December 24, 2002
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Ashland Inc. was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $1.5 million and $11.55 million in other payments in connection with a massive 1997 explosion at the company's St. Paul Park refinerythat injured several people.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Delaware
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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