Casper, Wy – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is
considering a six-thousand dollar fine against a Wyoming firm
accused of violating training rules for the possession and use of
The agency says High Mountain Inspection Service, of Mills, used
an employee not fully trained as a radiographer's assistant to
perform tests at a refinery in Cheyenne in November 2004.
Radiography involves taking images similar to X-rays of pumps,
values, pipes and other heavy metal items to make sure they are
In addition, the agency says the worker was not equipped with
radiation monitoring equipment as required.
High Mountain was fined 12-thousand dollars by the N-R-C in
April 2004 for separate security and safety violations.