Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mirant Mid-Atlantic
Current Parent Company: 
NRG Energy
Penalty: 
$1,250,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
May 8, 2006
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

In a Clean Air Act settlement, Mirant Mid-Atlantic agreed to eliminate nearly 29,000 tons of harmful pollution each year generated by its four electricity generating plants in Maryland and Virginia. It also agreed to pay a pay a $500,000 civil penalty, to be divided between Virginia and the United States, and spend at least $1 million on nine projects designed to reduce particulate matter and fugitive dust emissions from the Potomac River plant.

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: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
energy generation
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Parent company note: 
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