Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Deficiencies in Radiological Protection and Work Processes

As a result of a number of radiological protection and work process controls deficiencies at the Brookhaven National Lab in 1998, the Department of Energy imposed a civil penalty of $27,500. The DOE found the following violations: “(1) apparent intentional violations of radiation protection requirements related to activities at the High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR), (2) failure to maintain proper access controls at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) accelerator resulting in a person being left inside the AGS ring, and (3) the bypassing of a safety interlock during operation of the linear electron accelerator.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of PNOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC $27,500
Further Information Released
PNOV 4/15/1999

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database