Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Nuclear Safety Requirements

“The DOE-issued Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) describes examples of the numerous violations of DOE nuclear safety requirements [by Fluor Hanford Inc. (FHI)] that occurred during the design and construction of the [Sludge and Water System (SWS)]. Specifically, violations were identified in the following areas: (1) management processes/personnel training and qualification—the failure by FHI management to establish integrated schedules and ensure adequately trained and qualified personnel were assigned to supervise and perform the work; (2) quality improvement—the failure to ensure that corrective actions from a prior enforcement action and Compliance Order were effective in preventing the recurrence of quality problems, and the failure to identify and correct deficiencies at SWS that occurred over a long period of time; (3) design—significant design deficiencies with the as-built SWS that, in some cases, would have rendered safety-significant equipment and instrumentation incapable of performing their safety function

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Preliminary Notice of Violation
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $935,000
Further Information Released
DOE PNOV 6/22/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database