Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Columbian Chemicals Company
Current Parent Company: 
Aditya Birla Group
Penalty: 
$95,025,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
December 22, 2017
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement resolving Clean Air Act claims by the United States and the states of Kansas and Louisiana against carbon black manufacturer Columbian Chemicals Company. The company agreed to install and operate state-of-the-art pollution control technologies costing about $94 million, spend $375,000 on environmental mitigation projects and pay a civil penalty of $650,000.

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: 
India
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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