Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Formosa Plastics Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Formosa Plastics
Penalty: 
$12,800,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September 29, 2009
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Formosa Plastics Corp., Texas, and Formosa Plastics Corp., Louisiana, agreed to spend more than $10 million on pollution controls to address air, water, and hazardous waste violations at two petrochemical plants in Point Comfort, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La. The companies also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.8 million.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Taiwan
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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