Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rhodia Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Solvay
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
January 14, 2004
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Rhodia Inc. pleaded guilty to two felony violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act at an elemental phosphorus manufacturing plant in Silver Bow County, Montana. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Rhodia was required to pay $18 million in criminal fines and restitution and to clean up the site.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Montana
HQ Country of Parent: 
Belgium
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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