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Company: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Current Parent CompanyBerkshire Hathaway
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Penalty: $30,250,000
Year: 2004
Date: July 30, 2004
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Secondary Offense: underground storage tank violation
Violation Description: BNSF agreed to pay the state $29 million in cash and give land worth $1.25 million to the city of Mandan to resolve litigation concerning a massive underground leak of diesel fuel.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: North Dakota Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: North Dakota
Facility City: Mandan
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Source of Data: BNSF reaches $29 million settlement with North Dakota over diesel fuel leak, Associated Press, July 30, 2004 (via Nexis).
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