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Civil Cases and Settlements by Date
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1999 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date
|Respondent||Description||Type of Order||Date|
|ASARCO, Inc. Mining Corporation Multimedia Settlement||On January 23, 1998, the U.S. EPA announced that it reached a settlement agreement with ASARCO, Inc. that requires the national mining and smelting company to invest over $50 million for environmental cleanup and to correct alleged hazardous waste and water pollution violations at two of it facilities in Montana and Arizona. This agreement also marks the first time that a company has agreed to establish a court-enforced environmental management system (EMS) that is applicable at all of its active facilities nationwide -- 38 operating facilities with over 6,000 employees in seven states.||Consent Decree||4/15/1999|
|American Airlines||During the last quarter of 1998, AMR Corporation ("American"), a holding company that operates through various subsidiary companies, including American Airlines, Inc., American Eagle Airlines, Inc., AMR Services Corporation, and AMR Combs, Inc, reported to EPA that it potentially had violated the federal diesel fuels regulations at 40 C.F.R. Part 80.29.||Consent Decree||7/13/1999|
|BP Exploration, Inc. (BPXA) Multimedia Settlement||BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has pleaded guilty to one felony count related to the illegal disposal of hazardous waste on Alaska's North Slope, and it agreed to spend $22 million to resolve the criminal case and related civil claims.||Complaint||9/23/1999|
|City of Atlanta Clean Water Act Settlement||(Thursday, July 29, 1999) The United States and the State of Georgia today reached a settlement with the City of Atlanta to resolve water pollution violations throughout the city’s sanitary sewer system. The agreement filed today in U.S. District Court in Atlanta requires the city to pay a civil penalty of $700,000 and take corrective action to bring its sewer system into compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act.||Consent Decree||7/16/1999|