Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: IV-20-012 July 28, 2020
Contact: Victor Dricks, 817-200-1128
NRC Schedules Regulatory Conference with International Isotopes Inc.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a regulatory teleconference on Aug. 4 with officials from International Isotopes Inc. to discuss two apparent violations of regulatory requirements identified by the NRC during an inspection.
The teleconference will begin at 9 a.m. Central Time and will be open to the public. NRC officials will be available to answer questions following the business portion of the meeting. The public will have the opportunity to listen to the meeting and ask questions via a phone bridge by calling 888-972-4310, passcode 3411918#.
The purpose of the conference is to discuss the apparent violations identified in a June 22 inspection report. They involve the licensee’s failure to properly review and approve operating procedures through their radiation safety committee prior to implementation. These procedures were used by International Isotopes when a significant contamination event occurred at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., on May 2, 2019.
The inspection was conducted at the company’s facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in February.
No decision on the final safety significance of the apparent violations or any NRC actions will be made at the meeting.