Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Chlorine Exposure at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) for a March 2013 event in which five LANS workers were exposed to chlorine during a job scoping activity at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The NNSA considered the event to be of high safety significance, finding that the aggregate of the deficiencies represented conditions that had the potential to cause serious physical harm to workers. The PNOV cited two Severity Level I violations with a total base civil penalty of $150,000. However, because NNSA had already significantly reduced contract award fees for safety and operations deficiencies that were factors in this incident, NNSA did not impose a civil penalty.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of PNOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
Los Alamos National Security LLC $0
Further Information Released
PNOV 5/27/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database