DOJ Won't Block Nuclear Plant Alliance Joint Purchase Plan

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 2:44 PM EST) -- The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that it won't block a plan between seven nuclear power plant operators to jointly purchase certain goods and services, concluding that it won't harm competition in those markets or in downstream electricity markets.

The DOJ, which gave the operators the thumbs-up to share resources and coordinate operational activities in July, said the joint procurement plan proposed by their STARS Alliance LLC venture doesn't involve the sale or purchase of electric power or the purchase of...
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