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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Brazil Chemical Facility Contamination

The Brazilian units of BASF and Royal Dutch Shell were fined a total of 622 million reais (US$357 million) for contamination at a chemical plant in Brazil that allegedly caused workers to suffer health problems from the 1970s to 2002. The companies will also pay 64,500 reais (US$37,000) in damages to each worker and any child born during or after their service at the plant. The plant, in plant in Paulinia, Sao Paulo state, was built by Shell in the late 1970s and was sold in 1992 to Cyanamid, later acquired by BASF.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
8/19/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Unknown
Further Information Released
Paulinia Labor Court Statement (Portuguese) 10/22/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database