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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…

Queens West Development Corp., et al. v. Honeywell (Warren Chemical Works Cleanup)

New York property development companies filed a lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against Honeywell International. The lawsuit sought to recover the $20 million cost to clean up the site of a former roofing and paving materials factory in Long Island City that was allegedly owned by Honeywell predecessor companies from 1855 to 1909. The plaintiffs allege that operations at the factory resulted in the release and disposal of substantial amounts of coal tar, creosote material, and related hazardous substances into the soil and groundwater. The plaintiffs are in the process of remediating the site with plans to build a library, park, and an apartment building. In November 2013, the parties settled the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Amended Complaint
1/18/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Amended Complaint 1/18/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database