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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Radioactive Contamination of Workers (Savannah River Site)

On July 18, 2000, the Department of Energy submitted a Preliminary Notice of Violation to Westinghouse Savannah River Company for “violations of DOE’s nuclear safety regulations associated with the September 1999 FB-Line worker contamination event. During that event, multiple workers were contaminated due to the handling of a [radioactive material] storage can with a defective weld…[Deficiencies were found in] (1) quality assurance, (2) radiological work practices and controls, (3) procedural compliance, and (4) response to off-normal conditions." The base civil penalty of $275,000 was mitigated down to $220,000.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Energy
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of PNOV
7/18/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Westinghouse Electric Corp. $220,000
Further Information Released
DOE PNOV 10/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database