Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Morton International Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
K + S Group
Penalty: 
$22,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
October 26, 2000
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Morton International Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $20 million and a criminal penalty of $2 million to resolve charges the chemical company violated several environmental laws at its Moss Point, Miss.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Facility State: 
Mississippi
Facility City: 
Moss Point
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
fertilizers; salt
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Parent company note: 
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