NRC Proposes $45,000 Civil Penalty Against International Isotopes

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: IV-24-008 April 5, 2024
CONTACT: Victor Dricks, 817-200-1128
NRC Proposes $45,000 Civil Penalty Against International Isotopes
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed an $45,000 civil penalty against International Isotopes of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for violations of NRC requirements associated with the import and transfer of radioactive materials. The violations were documented in a December 2023 inspection report.
International Isotopes uses radioactive materials in the manufacture of devices for medical and industrial applications.
The violations had no adverse impact on the health and safety of the public.
The NRC held a regulatory conference with company representatives at its Region IV office in Arlington, Texas, on January 30. It issued its enforcement decision after reviewing the circumstances surrounding the proposed violations and considering any actions the company may have taken to comply with NRC regulations.
The company has 30 days to pay the fine, dispute it, or request involvement from a neutral third-party mediator to resolve the issue.