Senate Probes Rising Costs On DOE Nuke Cleanup Contracts

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Senators questioned the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors Thursday over wildly fluctuating costs for cleaning up military nuclear test sites, criticizing the DOE's management of contractors and its overly optimistic approach to budgeting for environmental remediation efforts that have cost $150 billion since the 1990s.

During a hearing before the Senate subcommittee on contracting oversight, DOE and contractor witnesses blamed a variety of factors for the DOE's inability to manage and control the projects’ costs, schedules and safety, including the fundamental tension between getting...
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