January 20, 2010
Enforcement Letter issued to Isotek Systems, LLC related to Quality Assurance Issues associated with the U233 Material Downblending and Disposition Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an evaluation of the deficiencies described in Noncompliance Tracking System Report NTS-ORO--ISOTEK-3019-2008-0001. Our evaluation included a review ofIsotek Systems, LLC (Isotek) causal factors analysis and corrective actions, and other requested documentation, as well as discussions with Isotek senior management and DOE Oak Ridge Office (ORO) personnel. Based on our evaluation, violations of DOE nuclear safety requirements involving 10 C.F.R. Part 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, appear to have occurred during the design ofthe U233 Material Downblending and Disposition Project to be constructed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory site.