Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hanson Building Materials,
Current Parent Company: 
HeidelbergCement
Penalty: 
$42,200,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
December 10, 2007
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General announced a $42.2 million dollar settlement agreement with Hanson Building Materials, a multi-national mining corporation, resolving allegations that the company improperly mined over two million cubic yards of sand from Suisun Bay and defrauded the state out of million of dollars in royalty payments for sand mined in San Francisco and Suisun Bays.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
building materials
Specific Industry of Parent: 
building materials
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Parent company note: 
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