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Michigan Tables

Pollution Pays: Michigan Tables

January 31, 2000

Table 1. Every major facility* in Michigan has violated the Clean Water Act at least once in the past two years. No fines have been levied.

Company City Number of quarters in violation of the Clean Water Act (4/97-3/99)* Penalties Assessed
Packaging Corp. Of America Manistee, MI 8 of 8 0
Mead Corp.** Escanaba, MI 8 of 8 0
Champion International Corp. Norway, MI 8 of 8 0
National Steel Corp. Ecorse, MI 8 of 8 0
Manistique Papers Inc. Manistique, MI 7 of 8 0
Copper Range Co. White Pine, MI 6 of 8 0
Total Petroleum Inc Alma, MI 3 of 8 0
Stone Container Corp. Ontonagon, MI 2 of 8 0
Menasha Corp. Otsego, MI 2 of 8 0
Rouge Steel Co. Dearborn, MI 1 of 8 0

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from EPA SFIP Data.
* SFIP data used for this report includes all major facilities in five industries: Auto assembly, iron and steel, petroleum refining, pulp manufacturing, and metal smelting and refining industries. Violations are reported on a quarterly basis and no distinction is made between single ans multiple violations.
**Mead Paper disputes the fact that they violated the Clean Water Act in every quarter analyzed.



Table 2. Eleven of the twelve minor facilities in Michigan have violated the Clean Water Act at least once in the past two years. No penalties were assessed.

 

Company City Number of quarters in violation of the Clean Water Act (4/97-3/99)* Penalties Assessed
General Motors Flint, MI 8 of 8 0
Ford Motor Co. Wayne, MI 8 of 8 0
Ford Motor Co. Wixom, MI 8 of 8 0
Macsteel Jackson, MI 8 of 8 0
Ford Motor Co. (Michigan Truck) Wayne, MI 4 of 8 0
Ford Motor Co. Dearborn, MI 3 of 8 0
Autoalliance Intl. Flat Rock, MI 2 of 8 0
S.D. Warren Co. Muskegon, MI 2 of 8 0
North Star Steel Co. Monroe, MI 2 of 8 0
General Motors Buick City (Flint), MI 1 of 8 0
Georgia Pacific Corp. Kalamazoo, MI 1 of 8 0
Chrysler Corp. (Jefferson N) Detroit, MI 0 of 8 0

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from EPA SFIP Data.
*Violations are reported on a quarterly basis and no distinction is made between single ans multiple violations.