Consent Order, Bechtel National, Inc.

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June 2015

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Consent Order issued to Bechtel National, Inc. regarding deficiencies in facility design and authorization basis documentation, vessel welds, and quality assurance and corrective action program implementation at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enforcement issued a Consent Order (NCO-2015-02) to Bechtel National, Inc., the management and operating contractor for DOE’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), for deficiencies in nuclear safety associated with misalignment between design documents and facility authorization bases; welds in vessels fabricated for and accepted at the plant; and implementation of WTP quality assurance and corrective action management programs.  The contractor agreed to the Consent Order.