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…

Fletcher’s Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Site Cleanup

For approximately thirty years, General Electric manufactured electronic equipment containing Pyranol, an insulating material containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Between 1953 and 1967, GE sold its scrap Pyranol to Frederic Fletcher, who stored it in 55-gallon drums on his property in Milford, New Hampshire. Over the years, some of the drums began leaking hazardous chemicals into the soil and groundwater at the site. In November 2008, GE was held liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). GE stipulated to reimburse a total of $13 million in response costs incurred by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), plus interest.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Liability Finding
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $13,103,095
Further Information Released
Stipulation and Order 7/2/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database