July 22, 2011
Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC related to a Puncture Wound Injury resulting in a Radiological Uptake at the Savannah River Site
This letter refers to the Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement and Oversight investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with the June 14, 2010, employee puncture wound injury, which occurred in the F-TRU Remediation Enclosure within the F-Canyon Facility, at the U.S. Department of Energy' s (DOE) Savannah River Site. This occurrence was reported in Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) report NTS-SRSO--SRNS-CPWM-20IO-0002, Contaminated Puncture Wound During TRU Drum Remediation. The results of the investigation were provided to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) in an Investigation Report dated March 17, 2011. An enforcement conference was held on April 19, 2011, with you and members of your staff, to discuss the report's findings and the SRNS corrective action plan. A summary of the conference and list of attendees are enclosed.