January 4, 2008
Issued to Los Alamos National Security, LLC related to Glovebox Activities at TA-55 and Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facilities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
On January 20, 2007, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) submitted a report into the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement
Noncompliance Tracking System documenting potential noncompliances with nuclear safety requirements associated with two separate events in January 2007.
The events involved hand injuries sustained by workers conducting glovebox activities at Technical Area 55 and Chemistry and Metallurgy Research facilities.Instead of launching its own investigation, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) agreed that LANS would investigate these two events. On February 23, 2007, LANS issued its investigation report. With receipt of additional information from you, to include the preliminary results of medical testing, the serious nature of these events are now understood in that one of the workers may exceed the annual regulatory exposure limit of 5 Rem Total Effective Dose Equivalent.