Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pan Am Railways, Inc., Maine Central Railroad Co., Boston & Maine Corp., Springfield Terminal Railway Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Pan Am Railways
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
April 1, 2009
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Pan Am Railways and its 3 subsidiaries were found guilty of failing to report a hazardous oil spill on its rail yard, estimated to be 900 gallons of diesel fuel from a locomotive, and sentenced to pay $125,000 each.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
Facility City: 
Ayer
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Specific Industry of Parent: 
railroads
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Parent company note: 
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