Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ASARCO LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Grupo Mexico
Penalty: 
$143,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
July 31, 2008
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

ASARCO LLC agreed to pay $143 million to clean up industrial and mining sites it owned, in settlement of allegations it contaminated groundwater and soil with lead smelting in East Helena and mining operations in Upper Blackfoot River, Iron Mountain and Black Pine districts sites.

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