Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Freedman Farms Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Freedman Farms
Penalty: 
$1,500,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
February 13, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Freedman Farms Inc. was sentenced in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines, restitution and community service payments for violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River, announced the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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