The Nuclear Regulatory Commission fined the Department of Veterans Affairs $227,500 after a VA hospital in Pennsylvania treated prostate cancer patients with incorrect doses of radiation.
"This substantial fine emphasizes the high significance of violations at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center that resulted in close to 100 of our nation's veterans receiving substandard treatments," NRC regional administrator Mark Satorius told the Associated Press.
The fine is the second largest the NCA has ever issued. The largest fine was $280,000, which was issued in two separate cases in 1987 and 1994, according to the AP.
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