Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ASARCO, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Grupo Mexico
Penalty: 
$42,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
November 24, 2009
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

ASARCO and certain related companies agreed to pay $42 million to the state and federal government in settlement of allegations it had environmental liabilities from its mining, smelting, and refining facilities in Colorado.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Colorado Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Colorado
HQ Country of Parent: 
Mexico
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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