Fine Eyed For Battelle In Alleged Nuclear Safety Slip

Law360, New York (January 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Battelle Memorial Institute has been hit with a proposed $288,750 civil penalty for allegedly violating federal nuclear safety requirements at a Richland, Wash. facility in 2006 and 2007.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it has issued a preliminary notice of violation to Battelle under the authority of the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988. The company has 30 days to respond, and to object to the notice if it wishes.

“Our performance was inadequate. We failed to live up to our own expectations and...
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