April 13, 2010
Enforcement Letter issued to Amer Industrial Technologies related to Weld Deficiencies at the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site
This letter refers to the Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement’s investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with quality assurance deficiencies in safety significant drain pipe fabricated by Amer Industrial Technologies, Inc. (AIT) as a supplier to Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc. (Parsons) for the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) construction project at the Department of Energy (DOE) Savanuah River Site. The contract between Parsons and AIT was entered into, in part, on AIT's standing as an NQA-l supplier, in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) national consensus standard ASME NQA-1-2000, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications. Noncompliance’s identified in association with this issue were described in Noncompliance Tracking System report NTS-SRSO--PSC-SWPF-2009-0003.