Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Release of Nerve Agent at the Johnson Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

On May 26, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with the U.S. Army and its contractor, Washington Group International. Under the settlement, WGI will pay $51,699 “for the August 2002 release of a nerve agent at the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System facility…The EPA found that the Army and its contractor failed to maintain and operate the facility to minimize the possibility of a release, and failed to implement the contingency plan during an imminent emergency situation.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Washington Group International $51,699
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 9/6/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database