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June 7, 2018

Posted  June 7, 2018

A prime contractor joint venture between AECOM, Bechtel, and CH2M Hill, Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, performing environmental clean-up at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, has agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle a case first brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.  The case alleged that defendant awarded subcontracts reserved for small disadvantaged business to a company that purported to be eligible for such contracts but was in fact a pass-through front company for a larger entity.  The whistleblowers will receive $643,000 as a result of the settlement.  ED WA

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