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…

Hazardous Waste Violations

Bechtel and the DOE were fined by the Washington Department of Ecology for hazardous waste violations. “The U.S. Department of Energy and a Hanford contractor have been fined $5,000 for hazardous waste violations including an incident when pressure built up inside a drum resulting in the drum lid popping into the air, narrowly missing workers. The violations by Energy and Bechtel Hanford Inc. were based on Washington Department of Ecology inspections last fall of cleanup involving the four 183-H Solar Evaporation Basins, located along the southern shore of the Columbia River in the Hanford Site’s north-central area.”

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Contracting Party
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Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
Washington Dept. of Ecology Press Release 6/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database