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…

Nuclear Metals Superfund Site Cleanup

The Department of Justice lodged a consent decree resolving claims for cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) relating to the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund Site in Massachusetts. The site was used as a specialty metal research and development facility. From 1958 to 1985, wastes contaminated with depleted uranium, copper, nitric acid, and volatile organic compounds were disposed at the site. Textron and Whittaker Corporation, without admitting any liability, agreed to pay approximately $8,000 toward the government’s past response costs, contribute approximately $2 million into a trust account, and perform remedial work.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. Unknown
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 10/10/2019
Consent Decree 10/9/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database