Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
KTX Limited and KTX Properties Inc.
Penalty: 
$3,500,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
October 12, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

KTX Limited and KTX Properties Inc. agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle criminal Clean Air Act charges that they negligently released hazardous air pollutants after a tank explosion at their chemical and petroleum processing facility located in Port Arthur, Texas on March 31, 2011. The explosion killed one worker at the plant and severely injured two others.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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