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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Battelle Memorial Institute - EA-2007-07

January 3, 2008

Issued to Battelle Memorial Institute related to Radiological Events and the Independent Assessment Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

On January 3, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (EA-2007-07) to Battelle Memorial Institute for violations of 10 C.F.R. Parts 830 and 835 associated with the December 15, 2006, airborne release of plutonium at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory; the June 16,2007, spread of contamination from a leaking sealed source; and the failure to address assessment program deficiencies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.