Latest DOE Bechtel Citation Could Yield $385K Fine

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has cited a subsidiary of contractor Bechtel Corp. for violations of nuclear safety regulations that could lead to $385,000 in fines for the engineering and construction company in connection with a waste treatment plant it is building in Washington state.

The department put out a preliminary notice of violation Wednesday for Bechtel National, Inc., which designed and is constructing the Hanford plant in Richland, Wash., under the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988. The DOE said the contractor's violations are related to...
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