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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…

Improper Storage of PCB-Containing Equipment

“General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $94,380 penalty as part of a settlement of an enforcement case regarding improper storage of PCB-containing equipment at its 254-acre property in Pittsfield. “The case was initiated after GE notified EPA that it had discovered two transformers and three capacitors containing PCBs were being stored improperly in Building 9 at its Pittsfield property. GE also notified EPA that one of the transformers had leaked PCB-containing oil. “Following the disclosure, GE contained the leak and undertook a facility-wide sweep to determine if other PCB-containing equipment was being stored improperly on the property. Based on that information, EPA concluded that there had been seven violations of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA, 15 USC §§ 2601 et seq.) at 11 separate locations on the property.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
5/30/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $94,380
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 10/4/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database