Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Radiological Violations at Los Alamos Lab (1998)

The Department of Energy cited University of California-operated Los Alamos National Laboratory for “(1) not performing work in accordance with your own approved procedures, (2) performing work without the required authorizations, (3) failure to place proper radiological postings and appropriately control access to radiological areas, (4) failure to ensure proper operation of systems to prevent release of contamination from open-front boxes, air hoods and containment boxes, and (5) failure to perform correct unreviewed safety question (USQ) determinations…Although LANL is exempt from civil penalty by statute, because of the safety significance of these violations, DOE would have issued a proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $112,500.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $112,500
Further Information Released
DOE Press Release 6/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database