A company in Dearborn, Michigan, was recently hit with a fine by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of the United States of America for selling products containing radioactive materials without holding the appropriate federal licence.
Cammenga and Associates was established in 1992 in order to satisfy the expanding demand for outdoor equipment among military personnel.
The success the corporation has had in fulfilling its contractual obligations to provide the United States military with navigational equipment is largely responsible for its reputation.
They manufacture and market the lensatic field compass model M-1950, which is standard issue for infantry and artillery forces in the United States Army and Marine Corps.
According to the NRC’s findings, Cammenga sold two distinct kinds of self-lighting goods in the years 2020 and 2021. Both of the things were in violation of the law because neither of them had the appropriate NRC licence.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a statement in which it said, “The failure to conduct activities in accordance with a licence is important because it prevented the NRC from carrying out its regulatory duties to ensure that the products were safe for the public to use, and it slowed down the process of regulatory oversight.” [Citation needed]
Tritium Pry Bars and Tritium Glow Fobs were the names given to the products in question. According to the NRC, the first item is a utility knife, while the second item is a key ring. [Citation needed]
Cammenga received a letter from the NRC stating that the organisation is authorised to possess radioactive materials and possesses various permissions that allow it to sell tritium products on March 17. The letter was sent on March 17. However, neither of the aforementioned things is permitted under any of these licences.
The element hydrogen in its radioactive state is known as tritium. The natural world does contain trace amounts of tritium, but only in extremely minute quantities.
The NRC and the firm were at odds with one another until June, when they finally reached an agreement.
The company was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 as part of the settlement, and they were required to halt sales of the two goods until they were in possession of the appropriate licenses. They were also required to draught a new policy statement that underlined the significance of adhering to the regulations. In addition to this, it was expected of them to send a note to the shops informing them that they were in violation of the rules.