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Company: Duke Energy Corporation
Current Parent CompanyDuke Energy
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Penalty: $102,000,000
Year: 2015
Date: May 14, 2015
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Secondary Offense: Clean Water Act and related
Violation Description: Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia. Four of the charges are the direct result of the massive coal ash spill from the Dan River steam station into the Dan River near Eden, North Carolina, in February 2014. The remaining violations were discovered as the scope of the investigation broadened based on allegations of historical violations at the companies' other facilities.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Facility State: North Carolina
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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