Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ohio Valley Coal Company
Current Parent Company: 
Murray Energy
Penalty: 
$587,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
August 1, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Ohio Valley Coal Company (OVCC) pleaded guilty before a U.S. Magistrate Judge to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act arising from two coal slurry release incidents that polluted Captina Creek in Belmont County, Ohio. OVCC operates a mining facility in Alledonia, Ohio. OVCC was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $500,000 to the United States and $87,000 in restitution to the Ohio EPA for the analysis and protection of Captina Creek.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Ohio
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
coal mining
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