Notice of Intent to Investigate, BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.

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December 5, 2019

Related to performance degradation of the outer fuel element at the High Flux Isotope Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

On December 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments’ Office of Enforcement notified BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., of its intent to investigate potential noncompliances with DOE nuclear safety program (10 C.F.R. Part 830) requirements associated with the performance degradation of the outer fuel element at the High Flux Isotope Reactor.