Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
The Ohio Valley Coal Company
Current Parent Company: 
Murray Energy
Penalty: 
$7,050,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
July 13, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Ohio Valley Coal Company pleaded guilty to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act arising from two coal slurry release incidents that polluted Captina Creek in Belmont County, Ohio.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of Ohio
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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Parent company note: 
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