Holtec settles with New Jersey over tax credits

February 1, 2024, 9:30AMNuclear News
The Holtec technology and manufacturing campus in Camden, N.J. (Photo: Holtec)

Holtec International has agreed to pay $5 million in penalties to the state of New Jersey to avoid criminal prosecution over $1 million in tax credits that the company, along with Singh Real Estate Enterprises (SRE), sought in 2018. Holtec has also agreed to retain an independent reviewer approved by New Jersey to monitor future applications for state benefits.

NRC ends probation of Mississippi’s Agreement State regulatory program

December 13, 2023, 3:03PMNuclear News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is discontinuing probation on Mississippi’s program for regulating the use of radioactive materials. According to the NRC, the decision is the result of the agency’s review earlier this year that found the state has made significant progress in addressing several areas of unsatisfactory performance.

NRC proposes fine for Urenco violations

April 10, 2023, 12:00PMANS Nuclear Cafe

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent a notice dated March 30 to Urenco USA regarding a proposed $70,000 civil penalty for two violations related to the improper implementation of safety controls at the company’s commercial enrichment facility in Eunice, N.M., which is operated by Louisiana Energy Services. The NRC publicly announced the proposed fine on April 3.

DOE issues final rule on Part 810 Civil Penalties

January 16, 2023, 12:00PMNuclear News

The Department of Energy has published a final rule in the January 12 Federal Register establishing procedures for the assessment and imposition of civil penalties for certain violations of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The rule strengthens the DOE’s ability to enforce regulations governing exports of unclassified civil nuclear technology.