Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Southern Coal Corporation
Penalty: 
$5,900,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
September 30, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated mining companies that required the companies to make comprehensive upgrades to their coal mining and processing operations to prevent discharges of polluted wastewater from their mines in Appalachia. The estimated cost of these measures was $5 million. The companies also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $900,000.

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