July 2022,

Independent Assessment of the Fire Protection Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of the effectiveness of fire protection program implementation at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Building 325 Radiochemical Processing Laboratory from November 2021 to January 2022. The Radiochemical Processing Laboratory is a hazard category 2 nuclear facility with a safety significant fire suppression system. This assessment evaluated the effectiveness of the operating contractor, Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), and DOE Pacific Northwest Site Office in managing and maintaining fire protection program performance.