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Honeywell International Inc.
Pollution at Everett, Mass. Coal Tar Processing Plant
Date: 02/18/2009 (Date of Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: Honeywell International and two other companies each agreed to pay $100,000 to settle an environmental matter with the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was alleged that Honeywell, National Grid NE Holdings 2 LLC, and Beazer East Inc. and/or their corporate predecessors ran a coal tar processing plant in Everett, Massachusetts between 1890 and 1960, and that oil and other pollutants were released from the plant into the Island End River, causing damage to the local fish population and other estuarine resources.