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Preliminary Notice of Violation,University of California - EA-2006-05

February 16, 2007

Notice of Violation issued to the University of California related to Operational Performance at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

This letter refers to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement’s investigation of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) operational performance as reflected in several events and assessments occurring in 2005. The Office of Enforcement is now in the Office of Health, Safety and Security.
These events/ assessments include the March 2005 worker uptake event resulting from the TA-50-66 decontamination operation; the July 2005 Sigma Facility americium offsite contamination event, the November 2005 inspection performed by the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance (SSA), and the December 2005 TA-55 airborne contamination event.