Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Austin Powder Company
Current Parent Company: 
Davis Mining & Manufacturing
Penalty: 
$2,300,000
Year: 
2022
Date: 
March 16, 2022
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Austin Powder Company, owner and operator of the Red Diamond explosives manufacturing plant located near McArthur, Ohio, agreed to implement significant upgrades to that facility's wastewater treatment operations to resolve numerous Clean Water Act violations. It will also pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Ohio
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Virginia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
explosives
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.