Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Beryllium Exposure Fine

The U.S. Department of Energy levied a $200,000 fine against Lawrence Livermore National Security, the company that manages Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, for lapses in protecting workers from exposure to a toxic metal. In 2007, 2008 and 2010, lab workers were exposed to beryllium, a lightweight metal used in nuclear weapons development that is considered a human carcinogen. Government investigations found the exposures were caused by workers not wearing protective gear while handling equipment contaminated with beryllium dust. A 2008 report found lapses in the lab’s beryllium worker-protection program.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Security $200,000
Further Information Released
2008 Report 11/23/2010
Consent Order 11/23/2010
Consent Order Fact Sheet 11/23/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database