Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CSX Transportation, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
CSX
Penalty: 
$2,700,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
July 24, 2018
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of West Virginia announced a settlement with CSX Transportation Inc. to resolve its liability for state and federal water pollution violations related to a 2015 train derailment and oil spill in Mount Carbon, West Virginia. Under the terms of the settlement, CSX Transportation, Inc.?agreed to help improve surface water quality in the area impacted by the oil spill through a contribution of $500,000 to a state-administered fund to upgrade a water treatment facility in Fayette County, West Virginia. CSX Transportation, Inc. also agreed to pay penalties of $1.2 million to the U.S. and $1 million to West Virginia.?

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: 
Florida
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Specific Industry of Parent: 
railroads
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Parent company note: 
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