Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cobb-Vantress
Current Parent Company: 
Tyson Foods
Penalty: 
$1,250,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
July 16, 2003
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Six poultry companies agreed to pay a total of $7.5 million to the City of Tulsa to resolve a lawsuit concerning water pollution. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was divided equally among them.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Tulsa (OK) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Oklahoma
Facility City: 
Tulsa
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
poultry processing and meatpacking
Source of Data: 

Arkansas poultry firms, Tulsa settle lawsuit over water, Associated Press, July 16, 2003 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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