Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Cleanup of LCP-Holtrachem Superfund Site

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Honeywell International and International Paper Company for cleanup of contaminated soils and sediments at the LCP-Holtrachem plant in Riegelwood, North Carolina. The government’s complaint, filed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), sought to hold both companies liable for the discharge of metals, including mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), at the site between approximately 1963 and 2000. (Honeywell is the current owner of the site. Honeywell is also the successor to Allied Chemical Corporation, which owned and operated the site from 1963 to 1979.) Under the proposed settlement, Honeywell and International Paper agreed to pay $119,083 for past response costs and to secure initial financial assurance in the amount of $16.2 million to cover future cleanup costs.

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 4/18/2019
Consent Decree 4/18/2019
DOJ Press Release 4/18/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database