NRC Assesses Civil Penalty Against Allen County Cardiology

On September 7, 2017, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that the agency has proposed a $7,000 civil penalty against Allen County Cardiology for the failure to perform daily surveys and weekly tests while handling licensed radioactive material for use in medical procedures.  The company is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The violations were identified during an NRC inspection last year and a subsequent investigation.  The NRC determined a medical technologist willfully failed to perform daily ambient radiation exposure rate surveys and weekly area radioactive contamination surveys.  The technologist also willfully provided inaccurate and incomplete records to the agency.  Allen County Cardiology took corrective actions, which included ensuring adequate time for completing the required tasks, conducting audits and committing to have an independent health physics service perform semi-annual audits.

The NRC has concluded that the company’s actions are effective and will prevent recurrence. Agency inspectors will conduct a follow-up inspection.  A copy of the Notice of Violation has been posted on the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at the NRC website.

For additional information, please contact Viktoria Mitlyng at (630) 829-9662 or Prema Chandrathil at (630) 829-9663.

Southeast Compact Commission Seeks Proposals for Compensation and Benefits Study

The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management (Commission) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to perform a salary study and analysis of fringe benefits of the Commission employees, their respective positions and job classifications as it relates to the market.

The purpose of this study is to examine the base pay and employee benefits of current positions and perform a geographical and professional market comparison of those positions.  The consultant will also recommend a five-year plan that will provide a methodology for evaluating and updating pay scales in accordance to the market.

The Commission asks that Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) members and supporters please forward the Request for Proposals (RFP) to all firms and individuals that you are aware of who may have an interest in conducting the study and analysis described in the RFP.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be found at the Commission’s website at  

For additional information, please contact Ted Buckner, the Commission’s Executive Director, at or at (919) 380-7780.