Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Brad Foote Gear Works Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Broadwind Energy
Penalty: 
$1,500,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 13, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A suburban Cicero gear manufacturing company pleaded guilty to illegally discharging industrial wastewater into the public sewer system and agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine. The defendant company, BRAD FOOTE GEAR WORKS, INC., began cooperating and taking remedial water treatment measures after federal environmental agents executed a search warrant in February 2011.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Illinois
Facility City: 
Cicero
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: 
wind power equipment
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Parent company note: 
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