January 7, 2011
Consent Order issued to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC related to an Unplanned Extremity Exposure at the Idaho National Laboratory Health Physics Instrumentation Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with the unplanned extremity exposure from an exposed cesium-137 source at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Health Physics Instrumentation Laboratory (HPIL). This occurrence was reported in Noncompliance Tracking System report NTS-ID--BEA-CFA-2010-0002, Health Physics Instrumentation Laboratory Work Control Violations. The investigation report, dated July 28,2010, was provided to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) and addressed specific areas of potential noncompliance with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear safety requirements established in 10 C.F.R. Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management, and 10 C.F.R. Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection.