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Honeywell International Inc.
Negligently Causing the Release of Hazardous Air Pollutants
Date: 09/13/2007 (Date of Sentencing)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Criminal
Disposition: Pleaded Guilty
Synopsis: In July 2003, a toxic chemical release at Honeywell’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana plant killed employee Delvin Henry. In February 2007, Honeywell pled guilty to one count of negligently causing the release of hazardous air pollutants and negligently placing another person in imminent danger of death, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. Honeywell was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay an $8 million criminal fine, $4 million in restitution ($2,000,000 to Henry’s three children, $2,000,000 to the community) and a $125 special assessment. In September 2009, Honeywell paid $550,000 to settle this and two other chemical release incidents that also occurred at the plant in 2003 (see Honeywell International instance, “Baton Rouge Plant Toxic Chemical Releases”).