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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…

Violation of DOE Safety Procedures (Hanford)

In violation of Department of Energy safety procedures, “workers [at the Hanford, WA plutonium plant] unwrapped a highly contaminated Filter Press without utilizing appropriate engineering and/or administrative controls. As a result, an Airborne Radioactivity Area was created which was not adequately recognized, posted, or controlled.” The base civil penalty for the violations was $165,000, which the Department of Energy mitigated by half.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Energy
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of PNOV
5/19/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Bechtel Corporation $82,500
Further Information Released
Bechtel Hanford Press Release 3/13/2007
DOE Press Release 6/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database