Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Quality Problems With Piping at Waste Facility

On July 25, 2000 the Department of Energy issued a consent order incorporating an agreement with CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. following an investigation that found quality problems with “the procurement of safety class piping for the W-314 Project at the Tank Farm Waste Remediation System…Workers identified deficiencies with piping welds when they removed piping from a container. The deficiencies could have resulted in significant consequences to the public and the environment.” Following an investigation by the company, the DOE concluded that further investigation was unnecessary and the company was taking adequate measures to address the issues. In lieu of any subsequent investigation, notice of violation and imposition of a civil penalty, CH2M agreed to remit a $50,000 monetary remedy.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $50,000
Further Information Released
DOE Consent Order 8/29/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database