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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…

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Cleanup – NRC Investigation

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued notices of violation to Tetra Tech and a former employee, Justin Hubbard, for a Severity Level III violation involving the falsification of soil sample surveys during the cleanup of radioactive contaminants at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site. The NRC found that, on several occasions between November 2011 and June 2012, Hubbard deliberately substituted “clean,” non-radioactive soil samples for contaminated samples and misidentified the locations from where the samples were obtained. The NRC proposed a $7,000 civil fine on Tetra Tech. Subsequently, the NRC agreed not to issue the civil penalty in consideration of Tetra Tech’s agreeing to certain conditions, including conducting “refresher training” of its employees regarding NRC regulatory requirements and procedures.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
NRC
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Fine
7/25/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Tetra Tech, Inc. $0
Further Information Released
NRC Confirmatory Order 10/24/2016
Notice of Violation (Hubbard) 7/28/2016
Notice of Violation (Tetra Tech) 7/25/2016

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database