Violation Tracker Individual Record

Guide Corp.
June 18, 2001
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the state of Indiana announced that Guide Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to settle a civil lawsuit over one of the largest fish kills in Indiana history. The company, an automotive lighting manufacturer, agreed to pay $6 million into two White River restoration funds, $2 million to reimburse the costs of agencies that responded to the fish kill, and $2 million in civil penalties. In a separate action, Guide Corp. agreed to plead guilty to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act and pay $4.1 million in criminal penalties, asset forfeiture, and restitution.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Facility State: 
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Parent company note: 
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