Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Weylchem US Inc
Current Parent Company: 
International Chemical Investors Group
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
March 26, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that United States District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US, Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem's specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff. Under the consent decree, Weylchem agreed to perform corrective action measures and to pay a civil penalty of $500,000, of which $175,000 will be paid to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
South Carolina
HQ Country of Parent: 
Luxembourg
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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