Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
ZF Friedrichshafen
Penalty: 
$8,800,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 18, 2001
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. agreed to $8.8 million to Arizona in settlement of allegations it illegally disposed of the chemical sodium azide, a hazardous, volatile, powder-like substance that is used to explode air bags on impact. This was part of a larger $17.6 million settlement that also involved the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/az-trw-vehi...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Arizona Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Arizona
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
Specific Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
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Parent company note: 
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