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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 and State Environmental Violations at Waterford Facility

General Electric agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil penalty to resolve a complaint alleging violations of federal and state environmental laws at a manufacturing facility that it owned and operated in Waterford, New York, from 1947 to 2007. GE disposed of hazardous waste at the facility in a rotary kiln incinerator equipped with an automatic waste feed cut-off system designed to shut down the incinerator if GE was not in compliance with the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. On at least 1,859 occasions from September 2006 to February 2007, GE employees manually overrode the cut-off system, thereby potentially exposing the public and the environment to harmful hazardous air pollutants.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/3/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $2,250,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/3/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database