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Audit Report: IG-0783

December 17, 2007 

Beryllium Surface Contamination at the Y-12 National Security Complex

BWXT Y-12, LLC's (BWXT Y-12) actions were not consistent with its Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program (Prevention Program). In particular, BWXT Y-12 had not always posted locations of beryllium contamination that were outside of beryllium operational areas in the three facilities included in our review. These postings would have alerted workers to the potential risks of beryllium exposure. BWXT Y-12 also had not performed or documented the conduct of hazard assessments to communicate potential exposure risks.