Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Price-Anderson Violations at Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Bechtel National, Inc. for nuclear safety violations at the DOE’s Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. Bechtel National is constructing the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Site. According to the DOE, “[s]everal thousand feet of piping intended to be used in sections of the WTP ‘black cell’ areas – areas in which no entry is planned over the 40-year life of the facility – were procured and fabricated in a manner that failed to meet the enhanced requirements stated in design documents, and BNI failed to correct known problems in the procurement and fabrication of the piping.” The DOE proposed a civil penalty of $385,000.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of PNOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $385,000
Further Information Released
DOE Press Release 12/6/2008
PNOV 12/6/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database