Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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St. Louis River/Interlake/Duluth Tar Superfund Site Natural Resource Damages

The Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree resolving a claim for natural resource damages at the St. Louis River/Interlake/Duluth Tar Superfund Site under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The governments of the United States, Minnesota and Wisconsin claimed that Honeywell International and two other companies were liable for industrial discharges of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at the site during the first half of the 20th century. (Honeywell corporate predecessors Duluth Tar Company and Barrett Tar Company operated a facility at the site from approximately 1905 to 1924.) According to the complaint, PAHs were identified in river sediments throughout the site in sufficient concentrations to cause injury to many types of natural resources—including vegetation, fish and birds—and the loss of recreational fishing and tribal use services. Under the proposed consent decree, the companies agreed to pay $8.2 million.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. Unknown
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/29/2017
Consent Decree 6/29/2017
DOJ Press Release 6/29/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database