2019 enforcement cases up from 2018, but below five-year average

May 29, 2020, 2:36PMNuclear News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently issued its Enforcement Program Annual Report for calendar year 2019, showing that 57 escalated enforcement actions were taken against NRC licensees last year. These actions included notices of violation (NOV ) of Severity Level III or higher, NOVs associated with findings of low-to-moderate, substantial, or high safety significance (color coded as white, yellow, or red findings, respectively), civil penalties, and orders, including confirmatory orders.