Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shintech, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Shin-Etsu Chemical
Penalty: 
$12,085,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
December 1, 2008
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Shintech, Inc. and its subsidiary K-Bin, Inc., agreed to spend $4.8 million to comply with the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act at their manufacturing facilities in Freeport, Texas. The companies also agreed to pay a $2.585 million civil penalty to resolve environmental violations under the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Clean Water Act, and to perform $4.7 million worth of supplemental environmental projects.

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: 
Japan
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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