Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merck
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$19,750,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
December 13, 2007
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental 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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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