Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
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.
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