US firm fined $243K for nuclear safety violations

A contractor in the US has been fined $243,750 for violating nuclear safety and radiation protection rules. The US Department of Energy (DOE) said Fluor B&W Portsmouth (FBP) was “responsible […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A contractor in the US has been fined $243,750 for violating nuclear safety and radiation protection rules.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) said Fluor B&W Portsmouth (FBP) was “responsible for decontamination and decommissioning activities” at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Ohio.

The DOE has issued the company with a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV).

“The violations are associated with the improper alteration of Radiation Protection (RP) documents and other RP violations at the Portsmouth decontamination and decommissioning project in Piketon, Ohio that occurred in April 2013”, it added.

The PNOV cites violations in the areas of quality improvement, routine testing, records management and training.