Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
Current Parent Company: 
NiSource
Penalty: 
$613,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
January 13, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) signed a settlement agreement in which it has agreed to invest approximately $600 million in pollution control technology to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act. The proposed settlement covers all of NIPSCO's coal fired power plants, located in Chesterton, Michigan City, Wheatfield and Gary, Ind. It will require that NIPSCO spend $9.5 million on environmental mitigation projects and pay a civil penalty of $3.5 million. The state of Indiana has been involved with developing this settlement and is a signatory.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Indiana
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Indiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
energy generation
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Parent company note: 
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