Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
C.A.I. Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
C.A.I. Inc.
Penalty: 
$1,400,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
August 15, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The United States reached agreement with the owners and a former operator of an inks and paint products manufacturing facility in Danvers, Mass., that exploded and burned in 2006 the day before Thanksgiving. Under a consent decree lodged by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, the owners and operator were required to pay the U.S. Government a projected $1.3 million, including cash and the net proceeds from sale of the facility property, assuming the property sold for its appraised value. Most of that recovery was to go to reimburse EPA for its $2.7 million in costs of cleaning up hazardous waste after the explosion. In addition, operator C.A.I. Inc. was required to pay EPA a penalty of $100,000 to settle allegations that conditions at the facility violated the General Duty Clause in Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
Facility City: 
Danvers
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
paints and coatings
Specific Industry of Parent: 
paints & coatings
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Parent company note: 
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