Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cabot Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Cabot
Penalty: 
$84,975,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 19, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Boston-based Cabot Corporation, the second largest carbon black manufacturer in the United States, agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty and spend an estimated $84 million on state of the art technology to control harmful air pollution, resolving alleged violations of the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its three facilities in the towns of Franklin and Ville Platte, La., and Pampa, Texas, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.

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: 
Massachusetts
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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