Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Henkel Corp. and Cognis Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Henkel
Penalty: 
$29,904
Year: 
2000
Date: 
June 29, 2000
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Henkel and Cognis agreed to jointly pay the response costs of DTSC in settlement of allegations hazardous waste contaminated their manufacturing facility. Cognis had been spun off from Henkel at this time, but did not change ownership until 2001.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
Facility City: 
Commerce
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
household and personal care products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
household & personal care products
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Parent company note: 
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