Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AK Steel Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Cleveland-Cliffs
Penalty: 
$13,480,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
April 3, 2006
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

To settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, AK Steel committed to clean up PCB-contaminated sediments from two streams that are tributaries to the Great Miami River and to remove contaminated soils from adjacent floodplain areas. The settlement also required the company to perform a comprehensive assessment of other releases of contaminants. The cost of the work was estimated at about $12.5 million. The company agreed to pay a civil penalty of $230,000 to the federal government and to spend $750,000 on an environmental remediation project.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Ohio
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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