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…

Metro Container Superfund Site Cleanup

Twelve companies, including Exxon Mobil, BP Products North America, and Chevron Environmental Management Company, settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a cleanup plan at the Metro Container Superfund Site in Trainer, Pennsylvania. Various companies have occupied the site since the late 19th century, where industrial activities including machine oil and paraffin wax refining, carbon disulfide manufacturing, and steel drum reconditioning took place. The Metro Container site was added to EPA’s National Priorities list in 2012. EPA investigations documented numerous hazardous contaminants of concern at the site, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, and numerous volatile organic compounds. The 12 settling parties agreed to pay approximately $3.5 million and reimburse EPA for oversight costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. Unknown
ChevronTexaco Corporation Unknown
Exxon Mobil Unknown
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 10/21/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database