Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Current Parent Company: 
Union Pacific
Penalty: 
$31,800,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 6, 2009
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Union Pacific Railroad Company agreed to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in Nevada by restoring 122 acres of mountain-desert streams and wetlands, implementing storm water controls at its construction sites, and paying a civil penalty. As part of the settlement, UP agreed to restore 21 sections of Clover Creek and Meadow Valley Wash, in Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nev., and monitor eight major restoration areas for at least five years. The workwas also to include removal of illegal fill, restoration, monitoring, maintenance, re-vegetation, and invasive species removal, at an estimated cost of $31 million. UP also agreed to pay $800,000 in civil penalties.

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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