July 18, 2000
Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to Westinghouse Savannah River Company, related to Unplanned Exposures and Radioactive Material Intakes at the Savannah River Site (EA-2000-08)
This letter refers to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) evaluation of violations of DOE’s nuclear safety regulations associated with the September 1999 FB-Line worker contamination event. During that event, multiple workers were contaminated due to the handling of a [radioactive material] storage can with a defective weld. Eight workers received intakes of [radioactive material] as a result of the event; one worker received an exposure in excess of DOE regulatory limits.