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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Bechtel Corporation

31 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $452.2M in penalties

Bechtel is one of the world’s premier development, engineering, construction, and project management companies. It has completed more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents, including more than 500 power stations.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Bechtel 10/14/2006
Second Letter to Bechtel 10/25/2006
Third Letter to Bechtel 11/17/2006
Fourth Letter to Bechtel 6/3/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #10 $4,928.6M
2015 #9 $4,645.1M
2014 #12 $4,100.6M
2013 #12 $3,980.6M
2012 #13 $4,113.1M
2011 #13 $4,498.8M

31 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

3 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
11/17/2017 Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Audit
Bechtel Corporation
$0
11/23/2016 U.S. ex rel. Brunson, et al. v. Bechtel National, et al. (False Claims at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant)
AECOM Technology Corporation, Bechtel Corporation
$67,500,000
7/30/2015 Ford v. Bechtel National, et al. (Whistleblower Retaliation)
Bechtel Corporation
$0
6/1/2015 Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Safety Deficiencies
Bechtel Corporation
$800,000
4/3/2014 Settlement of Hanford Asbestos Violations
Bechtel Corporation, CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd., URS Corporation
$14,667
3/17/2014 U.S. ex rel. Castaneda v. Bechtel (TVA False Claims)
Bechtel Corporation
Pending
2/10/2014 U.S. v. Elgawhary (Fraud and Money Laundering)
Bechtel Corporation
$5,200,000
9/30/2013 Audit of Quality Assurance at Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant
Bechtel Corporation
$0
10/12/2012 Thomas et al. v. Becon Construction Co., et al. (Racial Discrimination)
Bechtel Corporation
Pending
8/23/2012 Vander Boegh v. Bechtel Jacobs Company (False Claims at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant)
Bechtel Corporation
$230,000
5/31/2012 Material Handling Incidents at Hanford
Bechtel Corporation
$150,000
5/29/2012 FEMA Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation
Bechtel Corporation, CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd., Fluor Corporation and 1 more…
$0
4/25/2012 Audit of DOE Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project
Bechtel Corporation
$0
11/10/2011 Busche v. URS Corporation and Bechtel National (Whistleblower Retaliation)
Bechtel Corporation, URS Corporation
Pending
10/6/2010 Kanawi v. Bechtel (ERISA Class Action)
Bechtel Corporation
$18,500,000
9/20/2010 Deficient Oversight of Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Suppliers
Bechtel Corporation
$170,000
12/3/2008 Price-Anderson Violations at Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant
Bechtel Corporation
$385,000
9/30/2008 Big Dig Tunnel Collapse Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Bechtel Corporation
$0
9/15/2008 Violation of the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program (Hanford)
Bechtel Corporation
$41,250
2/13/2008 Whistleblower Retaliation at Hanford Nuclear Site (Curtis Hall)
Bechtel Corporation
$0
1/23/2008 Construction Mismanagement on the Boston Central Artery/ Tunnel Project
Bechtel Corporation
$357,100,000
10/4/2007 Violations of Nuclear Safety Regulations (Hanford)
Bechtel Corporation
$165,000
7/10/2007 NTSB Report on July 2006 Big Dig Tunnel Ceiling Collapse
Bechtel Corporation
$0
9/11/2006 Cila v. Bechtel (Big Dig Wrongful Death)
Bechtel Corporation
$0
3/16/2006 Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (Nuclear Safety Violations)
Bechtel Corporation
$198,000
12/8/2004 EEOC v. Bechtel Corp (Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin)
Bechtel Corporation
$90,000
1/20/2004 Violation of DOE Radioactive Waste Policies (Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab)
Bechtel Corporation
$41,250
1/22/2003 Jensen v. Bechtel BWXT Idaho (Retaliation Against Worker Complaints)
Bechtel Corporation
$0
6/12/2002 Violations of Rules and Procedures at INEEL
Bechtel Corporation
$41,250
10/29/2001 Violations of CFC and Asbestos Emissions Laws (Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab)
Bechtel Corporation
$30,383
5/19/2000 Violation of DOE Safety Procedures (Hanford)
Bechtel Corporation
$82,500
11/15/1999 Violations of Wetlands and Water Quality Laws
Bechtel Corporation
$90,000
3/1/1997 Keiffer v. Bechtel (Age Discrimination)
Bechtel Corporation
$1,347,975
1/23/1996 Hazardous Waste Violations
Bechtel Corporation
$0

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