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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…

Radioactive Waste Spill at Hanford Tank Farm

A U.S. Department of Energy investigation of a July 27, 2007 radioactive waste spill in the vicinity of the S-102 retrieval pump at the Hanford Tank Farm found CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. committed nine nuclear safety violations and led to a proposed civil penalty of $302,500. According to the DOE’s letter accompanying the preliminary notice of violation (PNOV), “DOE is concerned by both the longstanding engineering lapses underlying the event, and the deficiencies in appropriate recognition and response.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Energy
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of PNOV
6/5/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $302,500
Further Information Released
PNOV 12/6/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database