Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Illegal Use of Pesticide at Adelanto Detention Center

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final report and an official Notice of Warning to the GEO Group for multiple violations involving the use of the pesticide HDQ Neutral at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in California. The EPA found that GEO ordered staff and detainees to administer HDQ Neutral—which contains ingredients linked to various respiratory and reproductive health side-effects—without proper ventilation and protective equipment, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Warning Notice
Contractors Involved Penalty
GEO Group $0
Further Information Released
Earthjustice Press Release 3/22/2021
EPA Notice of Warning 3/2/2021
EPA Inspection Report 7/29/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database