United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

2020 Individual Actions

Mr. César Blanco (IA-19-033)

On April 23, 2020, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. César Blanco, for a Severity Level III problem related to two willful violations. Mr. Blanco deliberately caused his former employer, Lantheus Medical Imaging, to be in violation of NRC requirements when he willfully failed to wear dosimetry and willfully submitted incomplete and inaccurate information to the NRC. Specifically, between January 2014 and December 2017, Mr. Blanco deliberately failed to wear required dosimetry when performing work on the cyclotron and on February 14, 2018, he deliberately provided false information to an NRC inspector about his dosimetry use.

Dr. Melinda Krahenbuhl (IA-19-035)

On March 16, 2020, the NRC issued an Order prohibiting Dr. Melinda Krahenbuhl, Director, Reed College, Reed Research Reactor, from involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years. The Order also suspended Dr. Krahenbuhl's senior reactor operator license for 3 years. Dr. Krahenbuhl deliberately caused her employer, Reed College (Portland, Oregon) to be in violation of 10 CFR Section 50.9(a), "Completeness and accuracy of information," when she willfully provided information to the Commission that was not complete and accurate in all material respects. Dr. Krahenbuhl also caused Reed College to be in violation of Renewed Operating License R-112, License Condition 2.C.(3). Specifically, Dr. Krahenbuhl will be prohibited from any involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years and, thereafter, she will be required to notify the NRC within 20 days following acceptance of her first employment offer involving NRC-licensed activities.

Mr. Michael S. Paul (IA-20-025)

On March 12, 2020, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Michael Paul, for violations of 10 CFR 55.53(j) (Conditions of Licenses) which requires, in part, that the licensee shall not perform activities authorized by a license issued under 10 CFR Part 55 while under the influence of alcohol that could adversely affect his or her ability to safely and competently perform his or her duties. Specifically, Mr. Paul reported for duty at Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC’s Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Unit 1, while under the influence of alcohol. Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC determined that he was under the influence of alcohol via a random test administered to him on July 4, 2019, as part of the facility’s fitness-for-duty program. This is a Severity Level III violation in accordance with NRC Enforcement Policy Section 6.4.

Mr. Stanley Schultz (IA-20-005)

On March 11, 2020, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Stanley Schultz, for a Severity Level III violation involving deliberate misconduct that caused his employer Schultz Surveying & Engineering, Inc., to be in violation of NRC requirements Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 30.41(a). Specifically, on January 31, 2017, Mr. Schultz deliberately transferred byproduct material to a person not authorized to receive such byproduct material under terms of a specific license, general license, or their equivalents issued by the Atomic Energy Commission, the NRC, or an Agreement State.

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