April 15, 1997
Issued to Westinghouse Savannah River Company related to Potential Violations of Quality Assurance and Work Process Requirements at the Savannah River Site
On February 11, 1997, the Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH-10) met with members of your staff and the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) to review your progress in correcting the noncompliances identified in the subject Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) reports. A summary of our meeting and assessment of the information provided is enclosed with this letter.
Your evaluation of the events and conditions leading to each of the occurrences, reported to EH-10 in the subject NTS reports, has identified that noncompliances with nuclear safety requirements have likely occurred. Based upon our review of information provided by the DOE-SR and Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) staff, we have concluded that potentially significant violations of the Quality Assurance, Work Processes requirements have occurred and have contributed to each of the occurrences identified above.