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Company: BNSF Railway Corporation
Current Parent CompanyBerkshire Hathaway
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Penalty: $1,513,750
Year: 2021
Date: December 17, 2021
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: BNSF Railway Corporation agreed to pay $1,513,750 to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, BNSF released approximately 117,500 gallons of heavy crude oil when one of its freight trains derailed outside of Doon, Iowa, in June 2018, resulting in discharges to the Rock River, Little Rock River, and Burr Oak Creek.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Iowa
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diversified
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