Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company
Current Parent Company: 
FirstEnergy
Penalty: 
$28,000,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
January 20, 2006
Primary Offense: 
nuclear safety violation
Violation Description: 

The FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company agreed to pay $28 million in penalties, restitution, and community service projects as part of an agreement to defer prosecution of the company. Under the terms of the agreement, the company admitted that the government could prove that its employees, acting on its behalf, knowingly made false representations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the course of attempting to persuade the NRC that its Davis?Besse Nuclear Power Station was safe to operate beyond December 31, 2001.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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