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Name and
NRC Action Number
NRC Action Type Date Issued Description
Mr. Lane McHugh
IA-14-002
IANOV 02/24/2014 On February 24, 2014, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Lane McHugh, a former licensed reactor operator at the Limerick Generating Station, for a Severity Level III violation of 10 CFR 55.53(j). Specifically, on August 21, 2013, Mr. Stouffer participated in the Exelon Generation Company's random fitness-for-duty testing program and subsequently tested positive for alcohol.  Exelon requested and the NRC granted the termination of his license.
Mr. Gary Meekins
IA-14-021
IANOV 07/09/2014 On July 9, 2014, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Gary Meekins, a former licensed reactor operator at the Salem Nuclear Generating Station, for a Severity Level III violation of 10 CFR 55.53(j) and 10 CFR 50.5(a)(1). Specifically, on February 28, 2014, Mr. Meekins participated in the PSEG Nuclear, LLC random fitness-for-duty (FFD) testing program and subsequently tested positive for an illegal substance. He also admitted, during an interview with the NRC's Office of Investigations, to using an illegal drug prior to the random FFD test and on an unspecified date in 2010.
Christopher A. Moore
IA-11-037
IANOV 11/09/2011 On November 9, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Christopher A. Moore, former Radiation Safety Officer at Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services, Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri, for a Severity Level III violation involving 10 CFR 30.10, “Deliberate Misconduct.” Specifically, on June 16, 2010, Mr. Moore caused Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services, Inc., an applicant for an NRC license, to be in violation of 10 CFR 20.1502(a)(1) which requires that a licensee (in this case, an applicant) monitor the occupational exposure to adults likely to receive, in one year from sources external to the body, a dose in excess of 10 percent of the limits in 10 CFR 20.1201(a). The nature of Mr. Moore's position made him subject to 10 CFR 20.1502(a)(1). However, Mr. Moore deliberately removed his extremity (ring) dosimetry on two separate occasions prior to handling a chemical cartridge containing approximately 4 curies of fluorine-18.
Scott Motes
IA-11-045
IANOV 01/05/2012 On January 5, 2012, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Scott Motes, a licensed operator at the River Bend Station for a Severity Level IV violation involving 10 CFR 50.5, Deliberate misconduct.  Mr. Motes deliberately violated an Entergy Nuclear Fleet Procedure which prohibits internet access in the At-the-Controls area of the Control Room, except as specifically authorized by the Operations Manager and caused the River Bend Station to be in violation of Technical Specifications.  Specifically, Mr. Motes accessed the internet, for non-work-related purposes, while standing watch as the reactor operator “At-the-Controls” in the “At-the-Controls” area of the control room.
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