Glynn County Board of Commissioners v. Allied\Honeywell, Superior Court of Glynn County, Georgia

Environmental Contamination
$25,000,000 Cash Settlement - 11/16/06

Glynn County Board of Commissioners v. Allied\Honeywell, Superior Court of Glynn County, Georgia. A settlement was obtained for Glynn County for environmental damages to 9 parcels of county property, including a county-owned park on Blythe Island and portions of the historic Altamaha Canal. The southeast Georgia county sued Allied, now Honeywell, for thousands of pounds of mercury and PCB Aroclor 1268 discharged by Allied from its chlor-alkali chemical plant into the Turtle River and the adjacent marshes. In addition to the cash payment, Honeywell International, Inc. was also required to immediately commence efforts to pump and treat a large underground pool of caustic brine and other chemicals that leaked from its plant during operations there and that now endanger the groundwater and aquifers under the former chemical plant site.