Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Conopco Inc. dba Unilever Home and Personal Care
Current Parent Company: 
Unilever
Penalty: 
$4,500,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
April 3, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

CONOPCO, INC., doing business as UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to three years of probation and a $1 million fine for violating the Clean Water Act at its former manufacturing site in Clinton in 2008. As part of the resolution of this case, Unilever also is contributing $3.5 million to state and local environmental programs, and instituting a new environmental compliance program at its U.S. manufacturing facilities.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Connecticut
Facility City: 
Clinton
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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