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Honeywell International Inc.
Hudson County, NJ Chromium Pollution
Date: 06/20/2011 (Date of Settlement Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: The State of New Jersey reached a settlement with Honeywell International and two other companies to reimburse the state for the cleanup of numerous chromium-contaminated sites in Hudson County. With regard to Honeywell, the state alleged the chromium waste came from Honeywell’s predecessor, Mutual Chemical Company, which operated a plant in Jersey City from 1895 to 1954. Each company agreed to pay $5 million. Honeywell also agreed to pay up to an additional $1 million for cleanup work the state initiated at a contaminated site in Jersey City.