Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CF Industries Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
CF Industries
Penalty: 
$176,201,500
Year: 
2010
Date: 
August 6, 2010
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

CF Industries Inc. agreed to spend approximately $12 million to implement facility-wide operational changes to reduce and properly manage hazardous wastes generated at its Plant City, Fla., phosphoric acid and ammoniated fertilizer manufacturing facility, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced. The settlement resolves CFIs Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations and requires the company to pay a civil penalty of $701,500 and provide $163.5 million in financial assurances to guarantee appropriate closure and long-term care of the facility. This is the first case concluded under EPA's National Enforcement Initiative for Mining and Mineral Processing.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Florida
Facility City: 
Plant City
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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