Uralkhimmash fined for violating licensing legislation

20 November 2014 (09:19)

November 20, 2104. Uralkhimmash will have to pay a 40,000-ruble fine for violating its license terms, Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog) says.

An inspection revealed grave cases of non-compliance with the license terms at Uralkhimmash. For one, input-exhaust ventilation was missing at the fault detection labs, as were emergency high voltage turn-off/blocking switches, the door-locking system (responsible for turning off voltage at the opening of shielded box doors) was not working, and sound and light alert would only went on if the X-Ray unit was being turned on (normally, the alarm system must warn the user and give them time to leave the examination box.

In addition, Uralkhimmash purchased two new X-ray fault detectors without informing Rospotrebnadzor thereof, which meant the detectors were put to use without ever having been certified for compliance with the sanitary and epidemiological requirements for nuclear radiation-emitting devices.

The report on the inspection findings was handed over to Sverdlovsk Region Arbitration Court alongside with the appeal for the company to face administrative liability on charges set out in Article 14.1 (Part 4) of the Russian Federation Administrative Offense Code (violation of license terms).

Having looked into the case, the court ruled that Uralkhimmash was to pay a fine of 40,000 RUR.

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