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Company: Merck
Current Parent CompanyMerck
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Penalty: $19,750,000
Year: 2007
Date: December 13, 2007
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: water pollution violation
Violation Description: Merck resolved alleged violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations by agreeing to pay $10 million to put into place systems that will prevent future dangerous discharges at their facility andl spend approximately $9 million for extensive environmental projects. The consent decree also required Merck to pay $750,000 in federal penalties and damages plus $750,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and $75,000 to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Pennsylvania
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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