Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Radioactive Safety Procedures

The DOE issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation to Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. “[V]iolations described in Section I of the…Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) involve multiple and recurring violations of criticality safety procedures and posting limits at the PFP Facility in 1996 and 1997 which include the following: (1) placing containers of [radioactive] material in temporary storage in a Fixed Array Wagon and transporting the material in violation of criticality safety administrative controls; (2) multiple examples of subcontractor violations of a PFP criticality safety procedure (as it was applied to [a glovebox]) which requires all personnel to know and comply with criticality limits and postings; and (3) multiple examples of subcontractor failure to identify and correct criticality safety infractions.” “The violations described in Section II of the… PNOV include a number of work control failures that occurred shortly before or in response to [a facility] tank explosion in May 1997. These violations involved several examples of failure to comply with… approved operating procedures, and include (1) failure to perform surveillance of emergency breathing apparatus devices in accordance with your established surveillance frequency, (2) failures to make proper and timely notifications of the emergency condition, (3) not performing proper radiological surveys prior to personnel being released from the site, and (4) several instances of personnel failure to take cover when a “Take-Cover” condition was instituted.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Preliminary Notice of Violation
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $140,625
Further Information Released
DOE PNOV 6/22/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database