US Told To Pay SCE $142M Over Nuclear Waste Delays

Law360, New York (June 7, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to pay more than $142 million to Southern California Edison Co. for failing to meet contractual deadlines to dispose of spent nuclear fuel, the second-largest award in more than 70 suits against the U.S. Department of Energy over ongoing nuclear waste disposal delays.

Judge Lawrence M. Baskir of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Thursday found that the U.S. had breached a standard contract it signed with SCE and all other utilities governing the eventual construction of...
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