Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$3,350,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
May 12, 2004
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Wal-Mart resolved alleged violations of the Clean Water Act by agreeing to pay a $3.1 million civil penalty and reduce storm water runoff at its sites by instituting better control measures. It also agreed to spend $250,000 on an environmental project.

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: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.