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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Agreement to Remediate Dewey Loeffel Landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into an agreement with the General Electric Company and SI Group, Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) to collect and properly dispose of contaminated ground water and liquid leaching from the Dewey Loeffel landfill in southern Rensselaer County, New York. The site was once used as a dump for hazardous waste generated by several companies including GE. The liquid seeping from the landfill and the ground water are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, including industrial solvents, waste oils, polychlorinated biphenyls, scrap materials, sludge, and solids. Under the agreement, General Electric and SI will take on the collection and removal of the waste and the construction of a treatment plant adjacent to the landfill. GE and SI Group agreed to reimburse EPA for certain costs, including an upfront payment of $800,000.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
4/11/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric Unknown
Further Information Released
Dewey Loeffel Landfill Information Page 4/11/2012
EPA Press Release 4/11/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database