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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC - NEA-2012-01

October 4, 2012

Issued to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC related to an elevated extremity dose at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility and the plutonium contamination at the Zero Power Physics Reactor facility.

On October 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security’s Office of Enforcement and Oversight issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation to  Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC for violations of 10 C.F.R. Parts 830 and 835 associated with an August 30, 2011, elevated radiation extremity dose at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility, and a November 8, 2011, plutonium contamination event at the Zero Power Physics Reactor Facility at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory.