September 3, 2009
Notice of Violation issued to Stanford University related to a PVC Pipe Explosion at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Pursuant to section 234C of the Atomic Energy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2282c, and the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations at 10 C.F.R.
Part 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, DOE is issuing this Final Notice of Violation (FNOV) to Stanford University. The FNOV finds Stanford University liable for violations of DOE's worker safety and health requirements. The FNOV is based upon the Office of Enforcement's July 23 , 2008, Investigation Report and a careful and thorough review of all evidence presented to DOE by Stanford University, including your original investigation, corrective actions, and response to the Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV). For reasons set forth in enclosed FNOV, DOE finds no basis for modification of the PNOV.