Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Nuclear Safety Regulations (Hanford)

The Department of Energy will fine Bechtel National Inc. $165,000 for violations of nuclear safety regulations at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant located at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. The violations, which occurred during the design and construction of the site between 2001 and 2006, included “(1) deficiencies in the implementation of design changes to radiation shielding of wall penetrations called joggles; (2) deficiencies in implementing a commercial grade dedication (CGD) program; (3) deficiencies related to the review and acceptance of supplier submittals; and (4) deficiencies in the procurement and testing of Integrated Control Network (ICN) system software.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of PNOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $165,000
Further Information Released
DOE Press Release 10/10/2007
PNOV 10/10/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database