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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…

Federal PCB Violations

Fluor-Hanford and Twin City Metals agreed to pay the Environmental Protection Agency $54,800 and $30,000, respectively, in penalties for mishandling transformers contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”), which are believed to cause liver damage or cancer in humans. In May 2006, Fluor, the primary clean-up contractor at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Reservation, transported 60 transformers from Hanford to Twin City Metals, a Richland, Washington metal recycler. One of the transformers contained approximately 50 gallons of fluid contaminated with PCBs. The next day, as TCM was handling the transformers, fluid was spilled from the PCB-contaminated transformer. According to investigators, TCM notified Fluor later that day, but Fluor took no immediate action to limit or abate the spill, which contaminated the soil and other surfaces and may have exposed workers to PCBs. See related pending Fluor instance, “Somers v. Fluor Hanford (PCB Spill).”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
11/1/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Fluor Corporation $54,800
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 11/8/2007

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database