September 22, 2010
Consent Order issued to Bechtel National, Inc. for Deficiencies in Vendor Commercial Grade Dedication Processes at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project
The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with the inadequate dedication of commercially available materials and components for use in nuclear safety applications by vendors to Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI). These materials and components are used in the construction of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) located at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site. The investigation addressed specific areas of potential noncompliance with DOE nuclear safety requirements established in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management.