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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: PG&E Corp.
Current Parent CompanyPG&E Corp.
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Penalty: $20,000,000
Year: 2008
Date: April 4, 2008
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Following previous settlements of $333 million in 1996 and $295 million in 2006, PGE&E agreed to resolve additional claims relating to allegations that the utility was responsible for contaminating drinking water in Hinkley, California with the likely carcinogen chromium 6. These cases were made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Los Angeles County (California) Superior Court
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: California
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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