Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Radioactive Material Exposure at Los Alamos Lab (2001)

According to the Department of Energy, “eight workers from [the University of California-operated Los Alamos National Laboratory] were exposed to airborne [radioactive material]; five of the eight were later determined to have suffered detectable intakes of [radioactive material]. Although final dose estimates have not been completed, it is apparent one worker significantly exceeded the Department’s regulatory annual exposure limit and two additional workers may also have exceeded the limit. The TA-18 events included the operation of nuclear facilities outside of the limits and controls established by the facility’s safety documents…LANL is exempt from civil penalty by statute; however, because of the collective safety significance of these violations, DOE would have issued a Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $605,000.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $605,000
Further Information Released
DOE PNOV 6/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database