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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…

Duwamish Waterway Jet Fuel Spill

The Washington State Department of Ecology fined the Boeing $102,000 for spilling 300 gallons of jet fuel into the Duwamish Waterway in May 2010. According to the department, the spill happened at a Boeing fuel terminal in south Seattle while workers were delivering fuel to an aboveground storage tank. During the delivery, a maintenance valve that should have been closed was open, and an automatic pump that empties the vault was left on. The state also billed Boeing $5,543 for cleanup and investigation costs. According to the department, “Boeing cooperated fully with our investigation. Unfortunately, there was negligence in failing to check the required settings before the fuel transfer, in the oversights during the first check of the storm drain line, and in not immediately reporting the spill.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Penalty
6/27/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company $107,543

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database