Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Lehigh Cement
Current Parent Company: 
HeidelbergCement
Penalty: 
$7,550,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
April 29, 2015
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General announced that Leigh Cement would pay $7.55 million -- a $2.55 million penalty and $5 million to improve wastewater treatment -- to resolve a case involving toxic discharges from the company's plant near Cupertino into Permanente Creek, a tributary to San Francisco Bay. The penalty was separately reported by the EPA; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/ca-lehigh-s...

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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.