Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Southern Union Company
Current Parent Company: 
Energy Transfer
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 23, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Southern Union Company was found guilty of storing hazardous waste (waste liquid mercury) without a permit and sentenced in U.S. District Court in the District of Rhode Island on October 2, 2009, to a $6 million fine, $12 million of community service payments and two years of probation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Rhode Island
Facility City: 
Pawtucket
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
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Parent company note: 
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