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Company: Atlantic Richfield Co.
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Penalty: $8,000,000
Year: 2002
Date: December 18, 2002
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Atlantic Richfield agreed to an $8 million settlement with the Orange County Distric Attorney to resolve allegations of groundwater contamination with the gasoline additive MTBE. The amount included $5 million to reimburse the county for legal costs and $3 million to study the extent of the contamination.
Level of Government: local
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Orange County (CA) District Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: California
Facility County: Orange
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: oil and gas
Specific Industry of Current Parent: oil & gas
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