Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer CropScience LP
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$5,654,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
August 12, 2016
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, West Virginia, where an explosion killed two people in 2008. Under the settlement, Bayer CropScience committed to spending $4.23 million to improve emergency preparedness and response in Institute and protect the Kanawha River, pay a $975,000 penalty, and spend approximately $452,000 to implement a series of measures to improve safety at chemical storage facilities across the United States.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
West Virginia
Facility City: 
Institute
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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