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Company: AK Steel Corporation
Current Parent CompanyCleveland-Cliffs
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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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Ohio
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: mining
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