Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation
Penalty: 
$232,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
December 17, 2018
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
nuclear safety violation
Violation Description: 

On December 17, 2018, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation with Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $232,000 to Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation for a Severity Level II violation of 10 CFR 50.7. Specifically, between October 31 and November 10, 2016, Wolf Creek discriminated against a contract employee (a former site superintendent for Kan-Seal) for engaging in protected activities. Specifically, the contract employee was removed from the site, placed on paid administrative leave, and made the subject of an investigation, at least in part, for (1) submitting a condition report within the licensee's corrective action program related to alleged polar crane contact with equipment while operating within containment; (2) raising the safety concern during a safety stand down meeting; and (3) raising retaliation concerns directly to Wolf Creek management.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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