Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Onondaga Lake Superfund Cleanup Costs

In December 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree resolving the liability of Honeywell for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response costs incurred by the United States in connection with the Onondaga Lake Superfund site in Syracuse, New York. From roughly 1884 to 1986, Honeywell’s corporate predecessors operated an industrial complex at the site where various hazardous substances including benzene, toluene, napthalene, phenol and xylene were produced. Under the consent decree, Honeywell agreed to pay the United States $7.3 million in reimbursement. The United States, in turn, agreed to reimburse Honeywell $6.25 million for cleanup costs that Honeywell claimed related to contaminants that certain federal agencies deposited at the site during World War II.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. $1,050,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/20/2017
Federal Register Notice 12/20/2017
Complaint 12/14/2017
Consent Decree 12/14/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database