Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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NRC Inspection of Metropolis, IL Facility (2010)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspected the Honeywell Specialty Chemicals facility in Metropolis, Illinois, from June through September 2010. The inspection found three Severity Level IV violations of NRC requirements: “The first violation is for the failure to provide the Total Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE) for public dose assessments; the second violation is for the failure to properly conduct investigations for process stack exceedances; and the third violation is for the failure to properly protect the security of training test materials along with the failure to prevent coaching during on-the-job evaluations.” In addition, the NRC identified two unresolved items (URI): “The first URI concerns the apparent failure to maintain the public address system to ensure it would be able to carry out its intended purpose in the event of a plant emergency. The second URI concerns the apparent failure to properly restore heat trace power, which eventually may have contributed to a small uranium hexafluoride leak within the confines of the Feeds Material Building.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of NOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. $0
Further Information Released
NRC Notice of Violation 5/20/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database