Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Atlantic Richfield Company
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$13,500,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
October 21, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Atlantic Richfield and its parent BP agreed to pay a total of at least $13.5 million to resolve a class action alleging the company allowed a defunct mine in Nevada to leak harmful chemicals into water supplies of some residents of the city of Yerington. The total included about $6.1 million in payments to property owners, $900,000 for health monitoring and at least $6.5 million to pay for rerouting water supplies.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
District of Nevada
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:11cv105
Case Name: 
Roeder et al v. Atlantic Richfield Company et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Nevada
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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