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An Illuminating Note on Products Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Materials
The NRC found the company imported watches and distributed them in violation of the NRC’s import and distribution regulations. Tritium watches are exempt from NRC regulation once they are initially distributed, but the initial distribution must be made under an NRC license to ensure that the devices meet safety requirements. The NRC alleges that the company was selling a watch that it was not authorized to sell under its NRC license and failed to make required reports to the NRC.
Many products contain low levels of radioactive materials and are subject to similar requirements, such as irradiated gemstones, for example. The proposed fine is on the high end for the NRC and may reflect that the NRC is trying to send a message for these types of licensees. In situations like these, a robust response to the NRC’s Notice of Violation, combined with appropriate corrective actions, could help reduce the NRC’s proposed civil penalty.
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