Posted: Sep 18, 2013 12:42 PM
Updated: Sep 18, 2013 12:43 PM
ATLANTA (AP) CB&I will avoid a fine by promising it will take steps to protect employees who raise quality and safety issues.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a deal Monday that resolves two violations against Shaw Nuclear Services, which was acquired by CB&I in February.
NRC officials accused Shaw of firing a supervisor who raised concerns about potentially faulty metal bars that the supervisor worried may have been sent to a nuclear fuel facility in New Mexico. Regulators proposed a $36,400 fine.
The NRC said Shaw created conditions at a Lake Charles, La., plant that discouraged workers from raising quality control problems. That facility manufactures components for reactors under construction in Georgia and South Carolina.
CB&I spokeswoman Gentry Brann said the firm has taken actions to promote a healthy safety culture.