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Company: West Virginia-American Water Company et al.
Current Parent CompanyAmerican Water Works
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Penalty: $126,000,000
Year: 2018
Date: September 5, 2018
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: water pollution violation
Violation Description: West Virginia-American Water and Eastman Chemical agreed to pay a total of $151 million to resolve litigation relating to a chemical spill that contaminated water supplies for several hundred thousand people in West Virginia.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Southern District of West Virginia
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:14cv1374
Case Name: Good et al v. American Water Works Company, Inc. et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: West Virginia
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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