Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BNSF Railway Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Penalty: 
$50,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
February 14, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Agreed to pay a $50,000 civil penalty following a train detrailment that caused a crude oil spill and fire near Galena.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Illinois Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Illinois
Facility City: 
Galena
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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