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Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - April 2014

April 2014

Targeted Review of Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineering Development Center and High Flux Isotope Reactor Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Radiological Control program activity-level implementation at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC). The HFIR and REDC facilities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are managed by UT-Battelle under contract to DOE’s Office of Science.

Independent Oversight conducted the review on January 13-17 and February 3-7, 2014. The purpose of the Independent Oversight targeted review was to evaluate the flow down of occupational radiation protection requirements, as expressed in facility radiation protection programs, to work planning, control, and execution processes, such as radiological work authorizations, including radiological work permits and other technical work documents.