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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violation of DOE Radioactive Waste Policies (Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab)

Bechtel BWXT was fined for… “noncompliances associated with the July 17, 2003, waste stack-toppling event at the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) [at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)]. During the event, a column of low-level radioactive waste containers toppled over, with several coming to rest on the forklift being used to stack the waste. In addition to the potential radiological consequences of the event, the event had serious occupational safety implications and constituted a “near-miss.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Energy
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine
1/20/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Bechtel Corporation $41,250
Further Information Released
DOE PNOV 6/18/2006
DOE Press Release 6/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database