Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. and Missouri Lead Smelting Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Freeport-McMoRan
Penalty: 
$7,284,677
Year: 
2014
Date: 
November 6, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Cyprus Amax Minerals and subsidiary Missouri Lead Smelting Co. agreed to pay $7,284,677 to settle claims of natural resource damages from the Buick mine, mill and smelter in Iron County that resulted in lead contamination over more than 9,000 acres.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Missouri Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Missouri
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arizona
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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