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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

TCE Contamination at Kansas Airport

The federal government recovered from Raytheon costs incurred under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the cleanup of trichloroethylene (TCE) at the Tri-County Public Airport in Herington, Kansas. Beech Aircraft Corporation, a predecessor to Raytheon Aircraft Company, operated the airfield during the 1950s. The court found Raytheon solely liable for TCE contamination of groundwater at the airport and ordered it to pay approximately $3.2 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s response costs.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Judgment
6/26/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Raytheon Company $3,195,633
Further Information Released
Government Counterclaim 1/29/2010
Judgment 1/29/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database