Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Unauthorized Staging and Storage of Transuranic Waste at Los Alamos Lab (2002)

The Department of Energy issued a preliminary notice of violation to the University of California-operated Los Alamos National Laboratory which alleged: “(1) failures leading to the establishment of an unauthorized nuclear facility by storage of TRU waste in PF-185 without a safety evaluation and associated controls; (2) failures in 1999 and 2000 to implement site work control requirements for identifying and categorizing nuclear facilities and associated hazards; (3) failures to identify these deficiencies with the nuclear storage conditions in PF-185 over a five year period; and (4) deficiencies in the LANL event investigation, cause analysis, and corrective action development and implementation once the problems came to light.” “In the ordinary course, DOE would have issued a Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $220,000 in this case. With respect to LANL, however, this civil penalty is currently waived by statute.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Enforcement Action
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $220,000
Further Information Released
DOE PNOV 6/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database