US Says It's Not Liable For PG&E Spent Nuclear Fuel

Law360, New York (October 5, 2010, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. is claiming that an unavoidable delays clause in the agreement it signed with utilities in 1983 for removal of spent nuclear fuel should shield it from liability in a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. suit alleging the federal government has shirked its duty.

In an answer lodged Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the government denied that it had breached its contract with PG&E, claimed that the plaintiff would not be able to seek recovery and asked the court to render a...
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