Maricopa County Hazardous Waste and Environmental Cleanup Violations
Honeywell International agreed to pay the state of Arizona a $5 million civil penalty and fund a $1 million air cleanup project to settle an environmental lawsuit filed by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Attorney General in July 2004. The lawsuit alleged hazardous waste and environmental cleanup violations at a Honeywell facility near Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix occurring between 1974 and 2004. “Honeywell’s alleged violations included discharging chlorinated solvents such as vinyl chloride, dichloroethane, trichloroethane and trichloroethylene, into the Phoenix sewer system without a permit. Additional violations included failing to clean up historic releases of fuel from underground storage tanks at the airport facility and failing to fully disclose information regarding contamination over a period of several years at the facility.” The settlement also resolves three notices of violation issued against Honeywell by ADEQ between 2005 and 2007 involving improper storage and disposal of hazardous waste and failure to inform employees of proper handling and emergency procedures.
- Misconduct Type
- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
- Court Type
- Date of Announcement
|Honeywell International Inc.||$6,000,000|