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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Safety and Security Enforcement Program conducts enforcement activities for Federal regulatory requirements pertaining to worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and classified information security under authorities granted to the Secretary of Energy by the Atomic Energy Act.  This includes the authority to levy civil penalties against DOE contractors and subcontractors that violate Departmental requirements in these areas. The enforcement program uses a variety of mechanisms, which are reflected on this web site, to communicate with DOE contractors about regulatory and compliance issues. These mechanisms include Notices of Violation, Consent Orders, Settlement Agreements, Compliance Orders, Special Report Orders, and Enforcement Letters.

Worker Safety and Health Documents

Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
October 17, 2018
Related to toluene exposure at the Pantex Plant.
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Final Notice of Violation, Bechtel National Inc.
September 14, 2018
Associated with a worker injury that occurred during preparation of a piping system for pressure testing at the Hanford Site.
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Consent Order, UChicago Argonne, LLC
April 23, 2018
Related to UChicago Argonne’s implementation of DOE’s 10 C.F.R. Part 851 electrical safety program requirements at Argonne National Laboratory.
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Consent Order, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC
March 2, 2018
Related to NWP’s implementation of safety requirements for power transmission and distributions systems at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
November 8, 2017
Associated with retaliation by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC at the Savannah River Site.
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, National Security Technologies, LLC
August 21, 2017
Associated with electrical safety program requirements at the Nevada National Security Site.
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Consent Order, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
May 19, 2017
Related to a worker injury that resulted from fall from a fixed ladder into a utility pit at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
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Enforcement Letter, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
April 24, 2017
Related to work planning and control deficiencies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Consent Order, Washington River Protection Solutions
November 25, 2016
Related to a subcontractor employee’s fall into an abandoned septic tank during excavation at DOE’s Hanford site.
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, UChicago Argonne, LLC
November 22, 2016
Associated with machine guarding program requirements and a near amputation at Argonne National Laboratory.
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Nuclear Safety Documents

Enforcement Letter, Mission Support Alliance, LLC
November 6, 2018
Related to the implementation of a software quality assurance program at DOE’s Hanford Site.
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Enforcement Letter, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
November 6, 2018
Related to a process tank anomaly at DOE’s Savannah River Site
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Consent Order, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC
April 6, 2018
Related to conduct of operations and work processes at the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Enforcement Letter, Fluor Federal Services, Inc.
October 19, 2016
Related to nuclear criticality safety controls at the Paducah Deactivation Project.
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Enforcement Letter, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
September 2, 2016
Related to an airborne radiological release at the Idaho National Laboratory.
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Consent Order, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
July 1, 2016
Related to contamination events involving highly enriched uranium at the Nevada National Security Site.
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Consent Order, National Security Technologies, LLC
July 1, 2016
Related to contamination events involving highly enriched uranium at the Nevada National Security Site.
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, Consent Order NCO-2016-01
April 28, 2016
Related to nuclear criticality safety issues involving a loss of tank agitation and inadequate sample spacing that occurred at the Savannah River Site
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
February 19, 2016
Associated with packaging and remediation of transuranic waste drums at LANL and a radiological release at WIPP.
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Enforcement Letter, Sandia Corporation
October 29, 2015
Related to the loss of an inline alpha ionizer containing 10 millicuries of polonium 210 at the Sandia National Laboratories.
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Security Enforcement Documents

Settlement Agreement, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
July 27, 2018
Related to the improper shipment and storage of classified archived records.
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Enforcement Letter, National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
May 23, 2018
Related to electronic testing equipment at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
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Settlement Agreement, UT-Battelle, LLC
August 18, 2017
Related to a security event involving the unauthorized disclosure of classified information at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
December 2, 2016
Related to the disposition of classified information at the Pantex Plant.
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Enforcement Letter, Sandia Corporation
September 8, 2016
Related to two classified information security incidents at the Sandia National Laboratories.
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
February 1, 2016
Associated with the unauthorized handling and disposition of classified matter at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
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Enforcement Letter, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
September 23, 2015
Related to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Final Notice of Violation, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
July 31, 2015
Associated with the loss of classified matter at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Final Notice of Violation, Sandia Corporation
July 16, 2015
Associated with the unauthorized disclosure and introduction of classified information into unapproved information systems at Sandia.
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Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC - February 13, 2015
February 18, 2015
Related to a security incident involving the unclassified waste stream at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
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Enforcement Documents

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