Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Current Parent Company: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Penalty: 
$30,250,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
July 30, 2004
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental 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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of 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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Parent company note: 
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