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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…

Montana Aluminum Production Site Cleanup

A Montana federal judge ordered BP America subsidiary Atlantic Richfield Company (Arco) to contribute $4.3 million (minus a $787,500 credit) to the cleanup costs of a former aluminum production site in Columbia Fall, Montana, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The judge found Arco was responsible for 35% of the $12.3 million in costs Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. LLC paid to clean up contaminants at the site.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Order
8/25/2021
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $3,540,461
Further Information Released
Order 8/25/2021

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