Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Union Pacific
Current Parent Company: 
Union Pacific
Penalty: 
$2,300,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
January 12, 2019
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Union Pacific agreed to pay $2.3 million to the District Attorneys of Placer, Nevada, San Bernardino and San Joaquin counties to resolve allegations relating to the mishandling of hazardous wastes.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Specific Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Source of Data: 

Railroad OKs hazmat changes; Under settlement, Union Pacific vows proper handling of hazardous waste, San Bernardino Sun, January 12, 2019 (via Nexis).

Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.