Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco)
Current Parent Company: 
Exelon
Penalty: 
$850,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
March 28, 2014
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) agreed to pay $250,000 and spend up to $600,000 installing a trash trap in settlement of allegations of violations of the District's Water Pollution Control Act involving Potomac River pollution, when a pipe break resulted in a leakage of 17,000 gallons of mineral oil, of which 4,500 gallons entered the Potomac, killing several birds and fish.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
District of Columbia Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
District of Columbia
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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