Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Massachusetts Military Reservation Cleanup

The federal and Massachusetts governments reached a $7.7 million settlement with Textron Systems Corp. to clean up the area around the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) on Cape Cod. For three decades, Textron used portions of the MMR to test munitions, which is believed to have tainted the soil with perchlorate and other substances and contaminated the groundwater. Textron will pay $1.3 million to the state and federal natural resource trustees, $5.6 million to the Army, and $800,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency. Textron will also remove contaminated soil, structures and debris from the area.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. $7,700,000
Further Information Released
2002 Consent Decree 10/16/2007
Commonwealth Press Release 10/16/2007
Notice of Settlement 10/16/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database