Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
Penalty: 
$6,000,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 18, 2001
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Vehicle Safety Systems Inc., then a wholly owned subsidiary of TRW Inc., agreed to plead guilty in a hazardous waste dumping case and pay a $6 million criminal penalty to the United States and a $6 million criminal penalty to Arizona. The plea agreement also required VSSI to establish an environmental management system at two airbag factories in Arizona and one in Nevada.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Arizona
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Parent company note: 
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