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Enforcement Letter, NEL-2011-01 - March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

Enforcement Letter issued to LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC, regarding work control issues that resulted in the release of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement conducted an evaluation of the facts and circumstances associated with quality assurance deficiencies resulting from recent decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) activities on or near uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and hydrofluoric acid lines at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky. On September 28, 2010, LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC (LATA Kentucky) reported to DOE noncompliances associated with these deficiencies in Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) report NTS--PPPO-LATA KY-PAD-2010-0001.