Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
West Virginia-American Water Company et al.
Current Parent Company: 
American Water Works
Penalty: 
$126,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
September 5, 2018
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental 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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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