Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Union Pacific Railroad
Current Parent Company: 
Union Pacific
Penalty: 
$800,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
June 8, 2000
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Union Pacific Railroad agreed to pay an $800,000 fine to resolve environmental claims associated with seven train derailments that spilled oil and other hazardous pollutants into Colorado and Utah waterways.

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: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Specific Industry of Parent: 
railroads
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Parent company note: 
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