Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Eramet Group
Penalty: 
$2,750,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 27, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

On May 27, 2010, Gulf Chemical was charged in a state indictment with 11 counts of unpermitted discharges to the waters of the state in volation of the Texas Water Code. The corporation pled guilty to all counts and was sentenced to a $2.75 million criminal penalty and is required to make modifications to its wastewater treatment plant, that will bring it into compliance with its permit.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Texas
Facility City: 
Freeport
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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