Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$728,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
May 12, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has settled a case with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC for violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. Pfizer did not have the proper air pollution controls to prevent leaks of methylene chloride gas used in the manufacturing process. In addition to coming into compliance with the leak detection requirements, Pfizer has agreed to spend $410,000 to expand the municipal recycling program in Barceloneta. The company will also pay a civil penalty of $318,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Puerto Rico
Facility City: 
Barceloneta
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
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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