Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Exide Technologies
Current Parent Company: 
Exide Technologies
Penalty: 
$50,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 12, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The United States and Exide Technologies reached an agreement that called for the battery manufacturing company to immediately and forever close a battery recycling facility in Vernon and to pay $50 million to clean-up the site and surrounding neighborhoods, which had been affected by environmental toxins for close to a century.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Central District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Georgia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous energy products and systems
Specific Industry of Parent: 
batteries
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Parent company note: 
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