Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Omega Protein Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Cooke Inc.
Penalty: 
$1,200,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 24, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A dietary supplement company was sentenced to pay a $1 million fine and a $200,000 community service fee for illegally discharging pollutants into the Vermilion River.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Louisiana
HQ Country of Parent: 
Canada
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
seafood
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Parent company note: 
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