The False Claims Act can be a tool for enforcing environmental laws. Several False Claims Act cases have been brought charging companies with falsely certifying compliance with environmental laws or violating contracts with the government requiring environmental remediation and clean up. By way of example:
In 1999, three workers at a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah Kentucky filed a whistleblower suit against the contractors responsible for operating the plant. The suit alleged the contractors had falsified reports regarding clean-up efforts and the disposal of radioactive wastes in landfills.
In 1996, M/G Transport Services, Inc. paid $1.762 million to resolve whistleblower claims filed by two former employees alleging the company violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for payment on a government contract that required compliance with environmental laws, while at the same time discharging oil, human waste and other pollutants into the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers in violation of the Clean Water Act.
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