Supervisor at fuel fabrication facility fails for-cause fitness-for-duty test

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A supervisor at the Nuclear Fuel Services Uranium Fuel Fabrication facility in Erwin, Tennessee tested positive for alcohol after a for-cause fitness for duty test.  A for-cause fitness for duty test is administered after other supervisors note aberrant behaviors and order follow-up testing to ensure compliance.

Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. is a major provider of nuclear fuel for United States Navy nuclear-powered vessels.  The company possesses one of two licenses granted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to store and process highly enriched uranium (HEU), the material used for nuclear weapons and as fuel for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shut down all five production lines at Nuclear Fuel Services in 2010, after a series of incidents spurred subsequent inspections which found falsified inspection records and “multiple and repetitive performance issues.”

Source: NRC Event Notifications

Source: Forbes

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