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…

Settlement of Hanford Asbestos Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company $131,594 and Washington Closure Hanford (a limited liability company owned by URS, Bechtel and CH2M Hill) $44,000 to settle alleged violations of federal asbestos handling regulations at the Hanford Site discovered during an August 2012 inspection. The EPA claimed that the companies demolished structures and buildings at the site without first removing asbestos, provided incomplete or inaccurate information to the EPA and local environmental authorities, and improperly stored asbestos waste.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $146,261
URS Corporation $14,667
Bechtel Corporation $14,667
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 4/3/2014
Consent Agreement (CH2M Hill) 4/2/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database