Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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American Cyanamid Superfund Site Cleanup (NOAA/Fish and Wildlife Service Lawsuit)

The United States filed a lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) on behalf of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The lawsuit alleged that Pfizer subsidiary Wyeth Holdings LLC (f/k/a American Cyanamid Company) is liable for damages in connection with the American Cyanamid Superfund Site in in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. Pursuant to a settlement agreement, Wyeth agreed to remove the Weston Causeway Dam on the Millstone River; design a fish passage at the Island Farm Weir on the Raritan River; pay federal and state future oversight costs; reimburse federal and state assessment costs totaling $184,363; pay fish and habitat survey costs totaling $50,000; and fund the evaluation and monitoring of trust resources prior to and after removal of the Weston Causeway Dam. Wyeth did not admit any liability.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Pfizer, Inc. $234,363
Further Information Released
Federal Register Notice 10/21/2016
Complaint 10/13/2016
Consent Decree 10/13/2016

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database