Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hibbing Taconite Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Cleveland-Cliffs
Penalty: 
$8,600
Year: 
2021
Date: 
March 26, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Industrial Wastewater - While performing work at the company's Hibbing facility in the summer/fall of 2020, a third-party contractor allowed multiple discharges of tailings, sediment, and sediment-laden stormwater into area wetlands. This caused pollution throughout the wetlands, putting them and aquatic life at risk.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Minnesota
Facility City: 
Hibbing
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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