Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Pollution at Everett, Mass. Coal Tar Processing Plant

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.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. $100,000
Further Information Released
Mass. Press Release 4/7/2009
Settlement Agreement 4/7/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database