Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violation of NRC Safety Requirements (Lynchburg, VA)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission proposed a fine against McDermott International subsidiary BWX Technologies for a violation of NRC safety requirements involving failure to analyze a potential nuclear criticality safety event at the company’s Lynchburg, Va. plant. On July 26, 2007, a specially designed vacuum cleaner carrying high enriched uranium solution spilled its contents into an attached plastic bag being used for contamination control. According to the NRC, the actual consequences of the spill were minimal because of the amount and low concentration of high enriched uranium solution, but, under different circumstances, a criticality accident involving the release of radiation could have occurred.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Notice of Violation
Contractors Involved Penalty
McDermott, Inc. $32,500
Further Information Released
Notice of Violation 4/29/2008
NRC Press Release 4/29/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database