Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Chemtura Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Lanxess
Penalty: 
$26,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
August 24, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Justice Department, and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Chemtura Corporation has agreed to resolve its liabilities at 17 sites across the U.S. for approximately $26 million. The agreement settles the government's claims in Chemturas bankruptcy case relating to liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund), and for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The bankruptcy settlement will fund past and future cleanup costs at Superfund sites across the country.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
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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