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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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PCB/TCE Contamination in Aniak, Alaska

The State of Alaska brought a lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) seeking reimbursement of its costs cleaning up chemical contaminants at the Joe Parent Vocational Education Center School in Aniak, Alaska, located on the former site of a U.S. Air Force communications facility. The state sought reimbursement from the operations and maintenance contractors at the site: AT&T (as successor to RCA Alascom), Exelis Arctic Services (the new name of ITT Arctic Services), and Lockheed Martin (as successor in interest to RCA Service Company). RCA Service operated the site from approximately 1960 to 1969, ITT operated the site from approximately 1969 until 1976, and RCA Alascom operated the site between approximately 1976 and 1979. During that time, according to the state, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and TCE (trichloroethylene) were released to the environment and contaminated soil and groundwater. AT&T, Exelis, and Lockheed Martin agreed to jointly reimburse the state up to $1.7 million in past and future costs.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Consent Decree
2/9/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin Unknown
Exelis Unknown
AT&T Inc. Unknown
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 2/9/2016
Complaint 2/8/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database