Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
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.
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