Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BNSF Railway
Current Parent Company: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Penalty: 
$140,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
January 16, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

hazardous chemicals spill

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Los Angeles (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Los Angeles
Facility City: 
Los Angeles
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Source of Data: 

CALIFORNIA; BNSF Railway to pay $140,000 for chemical spill, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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