Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Molycorp Facility Cleanup Employee Termination

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reached a settlement with Chevron Environmental Management Company (CEMC) over the termination of a contract radiation safety employee who raised safety concerns during the decommissioning of the former Molycorp Inc. facility in Washington, Pennsylvania. The Molycorp facility operated from 1964 to 1970, producing an iron alloy from ore that contained natural thorium and uranium. CEMC, the successor organization to Molycorp, is cleaning up the site. The NRC’s Office of Investigations determined that the individual was fired after raising safety concerns about transporting potentially contaminated soil samples over public roads and about the presence of potentially radioactive airborne dust at the site. CEMC agreed to implement a number of actions at the site regarding employees’ rights to speak out about safety concerns, and the NRC agreed not to pursue further enforcement action on the issue.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
ChevronTexaco Corporation $0
Further Information Released
NRC Confirmatory Order 8/13/2008
NRC Press Release 8/13/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database