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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…

Charlton MTBE Contamination Settlement

The town of Charlton, Massachusetts and Exxon Mobil reached an agreement estimated to be worth $30 million regarding methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination caused by gasoline spills dating back to the 1980s. Exxon agreed to install infrastructure that will supply clean water to MTBE-tainted properties. The agreement also includes a $7.75 million cash settlement with the town and $250,000 to fund a Water Superintendent.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
4/12/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $8,000,000
Further Information Released
Town of Charlton Press Release 4/12/2016

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