Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Unified Grocers
Current Parent Company: 
United Natural Foods
Penalty: 
$290,200
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 1, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Unified Grocers has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleged chemical release reporting, risk management, and emergency planning violations at its warehouse facility in Seattle, Washington and will pay EPA a $110,200 penalty. The company will also complete a Supplemental Environmental Project which includes ammonia release detection improvements valued at over $180,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Washington
Facility City: 
Seattle
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers-food products
Notes: 

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Parent company note: 
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