Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Current Parent Company: 
PG&E Corp.
Penalty: 
$96,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
December 20, 2005
Primary Offense: 
nuclear safety violation
Violation Description: 

On December 20, 2005, a Severity Level II Notice of Violation, with a proposed $96,000 Civil Penalty, was issued to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company as a result of the licensee's failure to: (1) keep adequate records of special nuclear material (SNM) inventory, transfer or disposal, (2) establish adequate procedures for control and accounting of SNM, and (3) conduct adequate physical inventories of SNM at the Humboldt Bay Power Plant (HBPP). PG&E's records failed to account for the whereabouts of three 18-inch fuel rod segments after they were cut from a single fuel rod in 1968. Likewise, PG&E's records failed to account for incore detectors after some were cut in 1973.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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