Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
US Steel Corp - Minntac
Current Parent Company: 
United States Steel
Penalty: 
$7,140
Year: 
2021
Date: 
February 25, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Industrial Wastewater - To prepare for a planned power outage at the company's Mt. Iron facility in October 2020, the company failed to implement a contingency plan to properly pump, collect and store seepage from tailings basins. This resulted in wastewater discharging to the nearby Dark River, which altered the river's chemical integrity.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Minnesota
Facility City: 
Mountain Iron
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Pennsylvania
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
metals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
steel
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Parent company note: 
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