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…

Pantano Wash Hazardous Waste Disposal Settlement

A total of 23 companies, including General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Textron and Fluor, agreed to pay a total of $542,000 to resolve a series of hazardous-waste dumping claims. The settlement involves wastes brought to landfills along the Pantano Wash in Tucson, Arizona, a state Superfund site known as the Broadway Pantano Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) site. Complaints filed under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Arizona’s Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund law accused the companies of having arranged for the disposal or transport of toxic wastes – including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and methylene chloride – to the landfill area from 1945 until the early 1970s. As part of the settlement, Textron agreed to pay $30,000.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. $30,000
Further Information Released
Arizona DEQ/AG Press Release 11/17/2010
Complaint 11/17/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database