Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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NRC Violations at Babcock & Wilcox Facility in Lynchburg, VA

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposed a $35,000 civil penalty against power generation company Babcock & Wilcox for waiting more than two hours to declare an emergency during an incident involving uranium at its Lynchburg, Va., facility in July 2009. According to the NRC, the company did not declare an alert emergency until more than two hours after workers discovered that a saw used to cut fuel components discharged oil containing a small amount of highly enriched uranium into a container. The NRC identified three other violations but because of actions taken by Babcock & Wilcox to correct them, the NRC did not propose civil penalties for those violations. Babcock & Wilcox is a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Notice of Violation
Contractors Involved Penalty
McDermott, Inc. $35,000
Further Information Released
Notice of Violation 1/26/2010
NRC Press Release 1/26/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database