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…

McColl Superfund Site Cleanup Costs

A federal court ruled that the U.S. government was entitled to recover nearly $50 million from several companies including Shell Oil for costs incurred cleaning up hazardous substances at the McColl Superfund site in Fullerton, California, at which aviation fuel (“avgas”) was produced during World War II. In August 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $29.5 million cost recovery settlement with Shell. Shell also agreed to pay 58% of EPA’s future cleanup costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Court Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $29,481,904
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 8/10/2021
Consent Decree 8/7/2021
Court Order 12/10/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database