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This table includes a collection of significant enforcement actions (referred to as "escalated") that the NRC has issued to materials licensees.

The types of actions and their abbreviations are as follows:

  • Notice of Violation for Severity Level I, II, or III violations (NOV)
  • Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty (NOVCP)
  • Order Imposing Civil Penalty (CPORDER)
  • Order Modifying, Suspending, or Revoking License (ORDER)

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Licensee Name and
NRC Action Number
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any)
Date Description
C&J Nondestructive Testing, Inc.
EA-03-076
NOV
(SL III)
05/19/2003 On May 19, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving a failure to file NRC Form 241, "Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters," with the NRC prior to conducting licensed activities in NRC jurisdiction.
C&W Enterprises, Inc.
EA-07-022
NOV
(SL III)
$3,250
07/13/2007 On July 13, 2007, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,250 was issued for a Severity Level III violation. The violation of 10 CFR 30.34(i) involved the licensee's failure to use a minimum of two independent physical controls that formed tangible barriers to secure a portable gauge from unauthorized removal when the portable gauges was not under the control and constant surveillance of the licensee. Specifically, no tangible barrier was used to secure a portable gauge that was stored in a warehouse, prior to November 27, 2006, and on April 24, 2007, only one physical control that formed a tangible barrier was used to secure the portable gauge from unauthorized removal.
Cal Testing Services, Inc., IN
EA-08-286
NOVCP
(SL III)
01/05/2009 On January 5, 2009, a Notice of Violation (NOV) and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $6,500 was issued to Cal Testing Services, Inc. This action is based on a Severity Level III violation of NRC License Condition 20 involving the failure of the licensee to conduct its program in accordance with the statements, representations, and procedures contained in an application (with attachments) provided to the NRC. Specifically, the licensee failed to connect the control cable to the source assembly before cranking the source out of the radiographic exposure device, as required by the licensee's procedures. This event resulted in a disconnected source event.
Cal Testing Services, Inc., IN
EA-07-191
NOV
(SL III)
09/07/2007 On September 7, 2007, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving a radiographer who, contrary to the requirements in 10 CFR 34.37(a), did not wear a personnel dosimeter on the trunk of the body, during radiographic operations. Specifically, the radiographer placed his personnel dosimeter into his coat pocket and subsequently removed his coat and left the coat (with dosimeter in the pocket) in the vicinity of the camera prior to radiographic operations.
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc., MA
EA-12-177
NOV
(SL III)
10/31/2012 On October 31, 2012, the NRC issued a Severity Level III Notice of Violation (NOV) to Cambridge Isotope Laboratories (CIL) for violations of 10 CFR 110.20, “General license information,” and 10 CFR 110.24, “General license for the export of deuterium.” Between 2007 and 2011, CIL failed to file an application with the Commission for specific export licenses to export deuterium, a material subject to NRC licensing jurisdiction in accordance with 10 CFR 110.9 when exporting this material in excess of the quantities covered by the general license requirements of 10 CFR 110.24. During this time, CIL exported deuterium (1) in excess of the 200 kilogram (kg)/year limit set by 10 CFR 110.24(a) to China and Japan in the years 2010 and 2011, and (2) in excess of the 5 kg/year limit set by 10 CFR 110.24(b) to restricted destinations per 10 CFR 110.29, India and Israel, in the years 2007-2011, without applying for and obtaining NRC specific licenses.
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corporation, WV
EA-13-107
NOV
(SL III)
08/08/2013 On August 8, 2013, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corporation (CCMHC) for a Severity Level III problem involving two violations. The first violation involved the failure to implement its written procedure to provide high confidence that an administration was performed in accordance with the written directive as required by 10 CFR 35.41. Specifically, on February 25, 2011, CCMHC implanted a patient with 63 palladium-103 seeds to deliver a dose of 125 Gy; however, 16 of the 63 prescribed palladium-103 seeds were implanted outside the planned treatment area. CCMHC's subsequent assessment of the implant on April 1, 2011, did not identify that the delivered dose was different from the prescribed dose by more than 20 percent. This failure to identify the medical event contributed to the second violation, specifically, CCMHC not notifying the NRC Operations Center by the next calendar day, in accordance with 10 CFR 35.3045(c), that a medical event had occurred. Instead, CCMHC reported the medical event on March 5, 2012.
CAN USA, LLC, LA
EA-08-184
ORDER 04/16/2010 On April 16, 2010, the NRC issued a Confirmatory Order (effective immediately) to CAN USA, Inc. to formalize commitments made as a result of an ADR mediation session. The commitments were made by CAN USA, Inc. as part of a settlement agreement between CAN USA, Inc. and the NRC regarding apparent willful violations of NRC requirements by a radiographer and radiographer's assistant. The agreement resolves the apparent violations involving the CAN USA failures, which were identified during NRC inspection and investigation by the NRC Office of Investigations, and include the following areas: (1) failure to have a radiographer and at least one other individual qualified pursuant to 34.43(c); (2) failure to have a radiographer supervise and maintain direct observation of the assistant during use of a radiographic device; and (3) failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of licensed material that is in a controlled or unrestricted area and not in storage. CAN USA, Inc. agreed to a number of corrective actions, including the following: new and specific changes to operating procedures; activities related to training on new and/or revised operating procedures; interim training until the procedures are completed; unannounced audits; additional oversight of radiography crews; and specific written agreements with clients that address radiographic operations. In consideration of these commitments, the NRC agreed to limit the civil penalty amount to $7,000 and not to pursue any further enforcement action in connection with the inspection.
Canberra Industries, Inc.
EA-13-184
NOV
(SL III)
11/01/2013 On November 1, 2013, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Canberra Industries, Inc., (Canberra) for a Severity Level III violation involving the licensee’s failure to secure from unauthorized removal or access licensed materials that are stored in controlled or unrestricted areas as required by 10 CFR 20.1801.  Specifically, Canberra stored an americium-241/ beryllium source in a locked calibration room in which there was a pass-through window to an unlocked outer room that was open and accessible.  Also, the source was inside a shielded drum that was not secured to the floor and the motorized device that is used to expose the source could have been operated by unauthorized individuals via an unlocked switch located in the outer room.
Capital Engineering Services, Inc., DE
EA-97-202
ORDER 05/15/1997 Deliberate use of licensed material following suspension of license.
Cardinal Health, OH
EA-09-221
NOV
(SL III)
12/30/2009 On December 30, 2009, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Cardinal Health for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure of an employee to wear finger dosimetry while compounding radiopharmaceuticals as required by Condition 24 of the license. Specifically, on several occasions between January and May 17, 2007, a licensee employee responsible for dispensing radioactive sources deliberately failed to wear finger dosimetry while compounding iodine-131 doses.
Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services, Inc., MO
EA-11-146
NOV
(SL III)
11/09/2011 On November 9, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services, Inc., for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to monitor the occupational exposure to an adult who was likely to receive, in one year from sources external to the body, an extremity dose in excess of 5 rem as required by 10 CFR 20.1502(a)(1). Specifically, on June 16, 2010, a Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services employee removed his extremity (ring) dosimetry on two separate occasions prior to handling a chemical cartridge containing approximately 4 curies of fluorine-18.
Cardinal Surveys Company, TX
EA-98-347
NOV
(SL III)
07/22/1998 Failure to file an NRC Form 241.
Caribe Medical Plaza, PR
EA-03-134
NOV
(SL III)
10/09/2003 On October 9, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a willful Severity Level III problem involving: the failure (through its Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)) to ensure that radiation safety activities were being performed in accordance with the radiation safety program, the failure to provide radiation safety training, the failure to issue film or TLD finger monitors to appropriate individuals, and the failure of a Caribe representative to provide information to the Commission that was complete and accurate in all material respects.
Caribbean Quality Control Services, Inc., VI
EA-00-090
NOV
(SL III)
05/31/2000 On May 31, 2000, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation based on the failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of licensed materials. Specifically, the action involve the transfer of a portable moisture-density gauge containing licensed material to a person not authorized to possess or use such byproduct material. During the time the person possessed the gauge, an untrained technician was allowed to operate it .
Carmeuse Lime, Inc., MI
EA-11-145
NOV
(SL III)
09/02/2011 On September 2, 2011, a Notice of Violation was issued to Carmeuse Lime, Inc., for a Severity Level III Problem involving three violations. The first violation involved the failure to have the individual specifically authorized by Condition 12.A of the license fulfill the duties and responsibilities as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). Specifically, the individual left the company in 2007, and the licensee failed to appoint a new RSO and amend its license. The second violation involved the failure to conduct a physical inventory every six months, or at other intervals approved by the NRC, to account for all sealed sources and/or devices received and possessed under the license as required by Condition 15 of the license. The third violation involved the failure to test each gauge for the proper operation of the on-off mechanism (shutter) and indicator, if any, at intervals not to exceed six months or at intervals specified in the certificate of registration as required by Condition 16.B of the license.
Carro & Carro Enterprises, Inc., PR
EA-10-272
NOV
(SL III)
02/11/2011 On February 11, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Carro & Carro Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) for a severity level III violation involved CCE's failure to obtain authorization in a specific NRC license to own and possess the portable moisture density gauge, which contained byproduct material. Specifically, from November 30, 2008, through June 28, 2009, CCE owned and/or possessed byproduct material, a discrete radium-226 source contained in a portable moisture density gauge, without authorization in a specific or general license issued in accordance with NRC regulations.
Cartier, Inc., CT
EA-97-145
NOVCP
(SL III)

$7,500
06/18/1997 Distribution of licensed material without an NRC license.
Catenary Coal Company, WV
EA-02-165
NOV
(SL III)
08/21/2002 On August 21, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the removal from service of a fixed gauge containing 357 millicuries of cesium-137 by licensee personnel who were not licensed to perform such service and the failure to assure that the shutter mechanism of the gauge was in a closed locked closed position.
CE Nuclear Power LLC, MO
EA-00-200
NOV
(SL III)
12/08/2000 On December 8, 2000, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem based on the failure to properly classify, describe, mark, and label packages containing radioactive material when the licensee shipped uranium/gadolinium pellets and enriched pellets to Sweden and the failure to promptly complete a Nuclear Material Transaction Report for the shipment of natural uranium pellets to Sweden.
Centennial Engineering & Research, Inc.
EA-01-219
NOVCP
(SL III)
$3,000
12/03/2002 On December 3, 2001, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,000 was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the willful failure to (1) submit an amendment request to reflect the designation of a new radiation safety officer and (2) confine its possession of byproduct material to the location authorized by the license.
CPORDER
$3,000
04/09/2002
Central Indiana Cancer Centers, IN
EA-09-067
NOV
(SL III)
05/27/2009 On May 27, 2009, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Central Indiana Cancer Centers for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to implement 10 CFR 20.1802. Specifically, as of February 18, 2009, on several occasions while transporting a High Dose Rate Afterloader unit, the licensee left the unit in an unlocked vehicle for several minutes while retrieving other associated equipment. During these periods, the licensee did not control or maintain constant surveillance over the licensed material.
Central Michigan Community Hospital, MI
EA-99-005
NOV
(SL III)
04/02/2001 On April 2, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a willful Severity Level III violation involving the use of byproduct material (technetium-99m) by an unqualified individual who was not under the supervision of an authorized user.
Central Pharmacy Services, Inc., IN
EA-01-283
NOV
(SL III)
12/18/2001 On December 18, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the willful failure of an employee to (1) wear a thermoluminescent finger badge when preparing, assaying, or dispensing millicurie quantities of radioactive material and (2) use vial shields for preparing and dispensing radiopharmaceuticals.
Centre Community Hospital, PA
EA-97-284
NOV
(SL III)
07/08/1997 Unauthorized use of HDR brachytherapy equipment.
Centro de Medicina Nuclear, PR
EA-13-059
NOVCP
(SL III)
$7,000
11/05/2013

On November 5, 2013, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $7,000 to Centro de Medicina Nuclear (CDM) for a Severity Level III violation involving CDM's failure to comply with an Order issued on August 7, 2012, after CDM failed to pay the NRC licensing fee.  Specifically, as of November 5, 2013, CDM (1) had not submitted an answer to the Order, (2) paid the license fee, or (3) submitted the required written report regarding the amount, condition, and status of its licensed material by August 27, 2012; or begun decommissioning its site by October 26, 2012.

Cerarc, Inc., WI
EA-97-040
NOV
(SL III)
04/04/1997 Failure to evaluate solubility released into sewer, failure to assure stack efflucents do not exceed Part 20 limits.
Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants, PLLC, WV
EA-11-115
NOV
(SL III)
06/30/2011 On June 30, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants, PLLC (CRTC) for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to meet the physical presence requirements of 10 CFR 35.615(f)(2) during high dose radiation (HDR) treatments. Specifically, on an indeterminate number of occasions on and prior to April 28, 2011, neither a CRTC authorized user (AU), nor a physician under the supervision of an AU, was physically present during continuation of patient treatments involving the HDR unit.
Chemetron Corporation, OH
EA-93-271
NOVCP
(SL III)
$10,000
05/11/1994 Violation of License Condtion 12. Incomplete submittal of site remediation plan.
CPORDER
$10,000
08/28/1997
Chevron Environmental Management Company, CA
EA-08-054
ORDER 07/08/2008 On July 8, 2008, a Confirmatory Order (effective immediately) ("CO") was issued to confirm commitments made as result of an Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") session, held on June 5, 2008, between Chevron Environmental Management Company (CEMC) and the NRC. The parties agreed to engage in ADR following NRC's February 29, 2008, letter to CEMC wherein an apparent violation of 10 CFR 40.7, "Employee Protection" was identified. As set forth in the CO, CEMC agreed to complete a number of actions at its Washington, PA decommissioning site, including, but not limited to: training supervisory employees regarding employees' rights to raise concerns; communicating CEMC's policy and management expectations regarding employees' right to raise concerns; and distributing a questionnaire to assess employees' willingness to raise nuclear safety concerns. In turn, the NRC agreed to not pursue further enforcement action relating to this matter
Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc., IL
EA-10-113
NOV
(SL III)
08/24/2010 On August 24, 2010, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc., for a Severity Level III violation involving the possession and usage of byproduct material without authorization from a specific or general license. Specifically, on multiple occasions between July 6, 2006, and August 30, 2009, Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc., an Agreement State licensee, possessed and used devices containing sealed sources in a non-Agreement State, and was not authorized in either a specific or general license.
Christiana Care Health Services, DE
EA-10-141
NOV
(SL III)
08/24/2010 On August 24, 2010, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to the Christiana Care Health Services (CCHS), for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to develop and maintain written procedures to provide high confidence that each administration requiring a written directive was performed in accordance with the written directive as required by 10 CFR 35.41. Specifically, CCHS's written procedures for high dose rate remote afterloader (HDR) treatments did not: (i) include a quality assurance process to test and evaluate proper functioning of all measurement tools used to determine treatment parameters; and, (ii) specify how personnel should respond when unknown and questionable treatment distances were encountered during HDR simulation measurements. As a result of these procedural inadequacies, a medical event occurred, in which the patient received a dose to unintended tissue and did not receive the prescribed dose to the intended tissue during an HDR treatment conducted between January 18 and January 22, 2010.
Citizens General Hospital, PA
EA-01-134
NOV
(SL III)
06/01/2001 On June 1, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to provide required security and control of two licensed sources, each of which contained approximately 40 millicuries of gadolinium.
Citizens Memorial Hospital District, MO
EA-96-445
NOV
(SL III)
01/28/1997 Deliberate violations of license conditions.
CJW Medical Center - Johnston-Willis Campus, VA
EA-09-040
NOV
(SL III)
01/21/2010 On January 21, 2010, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to CJW Medical Center - Johnston-Willis Campus for a violation of 10 CFR 35.41(a)(2) associated with a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to develop, implement, and maintain written procedures to provide high confidence that each administration is in accordance with written directives. Specifically, as of December 16, 2008, the licensee's procedures did not require verification of the treatment site nor resolution of any inconsistencies in the written directive prior to administration of the dose. This resulted in a patient receiving treatment to the left trigeminal nerve instead of to the originally-intended site (right trigeminal nerve).
Clara Maas Medical Center, NJ
EA-96-047
NOV
(SL III)
03/25/1996 Failure to include in the QMP written policies and procedures that meet the specific objective that any unintended deviation from a written directive is identified and evaluated.
Clara Maas Medical Center, NJ
EA-99-257
NOV
(SL III)
04/26/2000 On April 26, 2000, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation based on the failure to ensure that radiation safety activities were being performed in accordance with the Operating and Calibration Procedures. Specifically, the licensee treated a patient with the High Dose Rate (HDR) afterloaded after the source was replaced, without first checking the source to ensure that the source strength was consistent with the value provided by the manufacturer.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
EA-96-289
NOVCP
(SL III)
$5,000
12/20/1996 This action was based on deliberate violations of license conditions that require annual radiation safety refresher training for radiation workers and annual audits of the licensed program. The violations occurred because resources available to the radiation safety officer (RSO) were not adequate, and the available resources were used to address more pressing safety significant issues in the licensed program.
Code Service, Inc., AL
EA-99-074
NOV
(SL III)
05/07/1999 The radiographer's assistant was not wearing the alarm meter during the radiographic operations.
Jose M. Colon, M.D., PR
EA-98-184
NOVCP
(SL II)

$4,400
05/22/1998 Programmatic failure in implementing quality management program.
Jose M. Colon, M.D., PR
EA-98-183
ORDER 04/21/1998 Multiple violations of 10 CFR Part 30 and 10 CFR Part 35; licensee requirements.
Columbia Curb & Gutter Company, MO
EA-02-263
NOV
(SL III)
01/21/2003 On January 21, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to secure from unauthorized removal or limit access to licensed material (7.8 millicuries of cesium-137 and 40 millicuries of americium-241 contained in a moisture density gauge) in an unrestricted area and the failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of this licensed material.
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., AK
EA-00-221
NOV
(SL III)
10/13/2000 A Notice of Violation for a Severity Level III violation was issued October 13, 2000, based on the failure of the licensee's quality management program to include written procedures to ensure brachytherapy treatments were in accordance with written directives that resulted in four medical misadministration.
Columbia Hospital
EA-03-112
NOVCP
(SLIII)

$3,000
07/30/2003 On July 30, 2003, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,000 was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the willful failure to secure from unauthorized removal or access licensed materials (4 millicuries of iodine-131, 219 millicuries of technetium-99m, 20 millicuries of xenon-133, and 189 microcuries of cesium-137) that were stored in a controlled area, and the failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of this licensed material.
Community Health Center of Branch County, MI
EA-02-236
NOV
(SL III)
12/11/2002 On December 11, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to secure from unauthorized removal or limit access to licensed material (343 millicuries of molybdenum-99, 465 millicuries of technetium-99m, and 59 microcuries of cesium-137) and the failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of licensed material.
Community Hospital, WY
EA-96-056
NOVCP
(SL III)

$2,500
06/12/1996 Technologist deliberately falsified records for the administration of two Sodium iodine doses.
Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc, IN
EA-11-016
NOV
(SL III)
04/20/2011 On April 20, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to the Community Hospitals of Indiana for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to fully implement procedures to provide high confidence that a brachytherapy treatment was in accordance with the written directive as required by 10 CFR 35.41(a). Specifically, on September 30, 2010, an authorized medical physicist missed a step in the procedure that established the starting position for the high dose remote afterloader brachytherapy treatment. The failure to implement this step resulted in a medical event.
Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc, IN
EA-06-101
NOV
(SL III)
07/10/2006 On July 10, 2006, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the failure to develop written procedures to provide high confidence that each administration was in accordance with a written directive. Specifically, the licensee's written procedure for high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy did not describe that the HDR metal interface connector was to be attached during treatment simulation to determine appropriate location of the sources within the patient. In addition the licensee did not notify the NRC Operations Center by the next calendar day following discovery of the medical event.
Conam Inspection, Inc., IL
EA-01-225
NOV
(SL III)
11/09/2001 On November 9, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the performance of radiography at a location other than a permanent radiographic installation with only one qualified individual present.
Conam Inspection, Inc., IL
EA-98-404
NOV
(SL III)
09/14/1998 The violation involved a failure to secure from unauthorized removal, access, or tampering and maintain constant surveillance of licensed material in accordance with 10 CFR 20.1801, 10 CFR 20.1802 and 10 CFR 34.35.
Conam Inspection, Inc., IL
EA-97-207
NOVCP
(SL II)

$16,000
06/09/1997 Overexposure of radiographer.
CPORDER
$16,000
11/05/1997
Connecticut Health Center, University of Connecticut, CT
EA-96-454
NOV
(SL III)
11/29/1996 The action was based on a Severity Level III violation involving a failure to secure from unauthorized removal or access licensed materials that are stored in controlled or unrestricted areas. 10 CFR 20.1802 requires that the licensee control and maintain constant surveillance of licensed material that is in a controlled or unrestricted area and that is not in storage.
Connell Limited Partnership , OK
EA-96-536
NOVCP
(SL II)

$8,800
03/06/1997 The action was based on three violations of radiography safety requirements that resulted in a radiation exposure in excess of NRC's limits. The exposure occurred to a radiographer employed by another licensee, Tulsa Gamma Ray, Inc., who conducted radiography in Connell's facility. The exposure associated with the incident was 6.465 rems total effective dose equivalent, resulting in an exposure to the radiographer of 8.3 rems exceeding the annual limit of 5 rems.
Construction Engineering Labs, Inc., HI
EA-01-181
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,000
09/27/2001 On September 27, 2001, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,000 was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving willfulness. The problem consisted of two violations involving the failure to secure and maintain constant surveillance over a gauge and failure to assure that gauges were routinely secured in vehicles according to procedures.
Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc., VA
EA-11-071
NOVCP
(SL III)

$1,750
09/26/2011 On September 26, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation (Notice) and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $1,750 to Construction Testing and Engineering, Inc. (CTE), for a Severity Level III violation. The violation involved the failure to maintain a minimum of two independent physical controls that formed a tangible barrier to secure a portable gauge from unauthorized removal during a period when the gauge was not under direct control or surveillance. Specifically, on October 26, 2010, CTE stored a portable gauge in its locked transport container, inside of the trunk of a vehicle at a temporary jobsite. The gauge was secured with only a single independent physical control (the lock to the trunk). The vehicle was stolen on that date and the gauge inside was removed from the storage location by defeating only one barrier.  Additionally, the Notice issued a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to file NRC Form 241 “Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States,” at least three days prior to engaging in licensed activities within NRC jurisdiction, as required by 10 CFR 150.20. Specifically, between September 14, 2010, and October 26, 2010, CTE, which held a Virginia license, engaged in activities involving the use of a portable gauge containing sealed sources at a temporary site in District of Columbia, an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction without obtaining a specific license issued by the NRC or filing NRC Form-241 with the NRC, as required.
Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc., CA
EA-97-037
NOV
(SL III)
03/17/1997 The action was based on possession and use of byproduct material in areas under exclusive federal jurisdiction within an Agreement State without a valid NRC license and was not exempted from the requirement for a license.
Cooper Health System, NJ
EA-07-102;
EA-07-126
NOV
(SL III)
06/08/2007 On June 8, 2007, a Notice of Violation was issued for two Severity Level III violations. The first violation involved a failure to verify that a high dose rate remote afterloader brachytherapy treatment was administered in accordance with the treatment plan and written directive. The second violation involved a failure to report a medical event. Specifically, a high dose rate remote afterloader treatment fraction was delivered in which the source was positioned outside of the patient's body for a portion of the treatment. The dose delivered to the treatment site differed from the prescribed dose by more than 50 rem to an organ or tissue and the fractionated dose differed from the prescribed dose, for a single fraction, by 50 percent or more.
Cooperheat-MQS, Inc. TX
EA-03-151
NOVCP
(SL III)

$6,000
12/30/2003 On December 30, 2003, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $6,000 was issued for a Severity Level III willful problem involving the failure to conduct required radiographer refresher training and the failure to provide complete and accurate information to the NRC involving radiographer training records.
Cooperheat-MQS, Inc. TX
EA-02-189
NOVCP
(SL III)

$6,000
02/19/2003 On February 19, 2003, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $6,000 was issued for a willful Severity Level III problem involving: (1) a failure to amend license to reflect a change in the RSO, and (2) a failure to amend license to add two new field stations and to use a permanent radiographic installation prior to receiving NRC authorization.
Cooperheat-MQS, Inc., TX
EA-01-166
NOV
(SL III)
09/18/2001 On September 18, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving multiple failures to use certified radiographers while performing radiography operations.
Cooperheat-MQS, Inc., TX
EA-99-206
NOV
(SL III)
04/27/2000 On September 18, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving multiple failures to use certified radiographers while performing radiography operations.
Coriell Institute for Medical Research, NJ
EA-99-060
NOVCP
(SL III)

$4,400
06/02/1999 Discrimination against an employee for raising safety concern.
Corning Clinical Laboratories, PA
EA-96-008
NOV
(SL III)
03/12/1996 Failure to maintain records, to dispose of radioactive materials by required procedures, to perform personnel surveys, to perform radioactive waste.
Craig Testing Laboratories, Inc., NJ
EA-05-109
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,250
08/05/2005 On August 5, 2005, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,250 was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the (1) failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of a portable gauge, (2) failure to lock the portable gauge and its transportation case during transport, and (3) failure to comply with the applicable requirements of the Department of Transportation regulations.
Craig Testing Laboratories, Inc., NJ
EA-02-177
NOV
(SL III)
09/30/2002 On September 30, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the licensee's failure to limit access to a density gauge (containing a 9-millicurie cesium-137 and a 44 millicurie americium-241 source) located at a temporary job site (an unrestricted area), and failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of this licensed material.
Crane Army Ammunition Activity - Department of the Army
EA-08-2222
NOV
(SL III)
10/30/2008 On October 30, 2008, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving 1) the failure to control radioactive material not in storage as required by 10 CFR 20. 1802, and 2) the failure to properly describe the material on shipping papers and properly mark and label the packages in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 71.5 and 49 CFR 171.2. Specifically, on May 22 and 29, the licensee shipped depleted uranium in three cardboard boxes to a facility in Virginia as part of their site operation to demilitarize munitions. The boxes were not controlled when not in storage and were not properly marked nor labeled. In addition, the material was not properly described as hazardous on the shipping papers that accompanied the shipment.
Crittenton Hospital, MI
EA-11-165
NOV
(SL III)
09/02/2011 On September 2, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Crittenton Hospital for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to develop written procedures to provide high confidence that each administration was in accordance with the written directive as required by 10 CFR 35.41(a). Specifically, between September 2009 and January 2011, the licensee failed to address in its written procedure the need to verify that the step size used in the treatment plan was correctly translated into the high dose rate (HDR) remote afterloader unit. As a result, the device’s control unit default step size of 2.5 mm was used instead of the 5 mm used in the treatment planning system.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, PA
EA-05-164
NOV
(SL III)
10/28/2005 On October 28, 2005, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to secure from unauthorized removal or access and or maintain constant surveillance of licensed material that was stored in a controlled or unrestricted area. Specifically, an HDR unit was left unsecured and unattended in the HDR treatment room.
CTI and Associates, Inc., MI
EA-07-300
NOV
(SL III)
01/15/2008 On January 15, 2008, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure by the authorized gauge operator to control and maintain constant surveillance of a portable nuclear gauge. Specifically, the gauge, which contained NRC-licensed radioactive material, was damaged when it was run over by a bulldozer after the authorized gauge operator had left it unattended while he was preparing for another test at a temporary job site.
CTI Consultants,
VA
EA-03-226
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,000
03/03/2004 On March 3, 2004, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,000 was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of licensed material (11 millicuries of cesium-137 and 40 millicuries of americium-241 in a portable gauge) in a controlled or restricted area, resulting in the loss of the gauge during transport. Although the civil penalty would have been fully mitigated based on the normal civil penalty assessment process, a base civil penalty was assessed in accordance with Section VII.A.1.g of the Enforcement Policy to reflect the significance of maintaining control of licensed material.
CTI Consultants,
VA
EA-02-080
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,000
07/23/2002 On July 23, 2002, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,000 was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the failure to secure and control licensed material contained in a gauge.
CTI Core Drilling Services, Inc., VA
EA-02-081
NOV
(SL III)
07/23/2002 On July 23, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the deliberate unauthorized possession of 40 millicuries of americium-241 and 8 millicuries of cesium-137 contained in a damaged portable nuclear gauge.
CTI, Inc., AK
EA-97-539
NOVCP
(SL III)

$5,500
01/20/1998 Overexposure and involved survey with inoperable meter.
CTI, Inc., AK
EA-96-232
NOVCP
(SL III)

$13,000
10/31/1996 Programmatic breakdown.
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