Nonperformance On Nuclear Waste Storage

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the context of recent federal bailouts of the financial services and auto industries that number in the trillions of dollars, $30 billion may seem like little more than a drop in the bucket.

But to millions of utilities ratepayers in the thousands of communities serviced by the commercial nuclear power industry — who have paid the bulk of the costs associated with delays in answering the question of what to do with the nation’s spent nuclear fuel (SNF) — this amount is nothing to scoff...
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