DOE Hit With 3rd Suit Over Calif. Nuke Plant Cleanup

Law360, New York (June 9, 2015, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy was hit Monday in federal claims court with a third suit by a California municipal utility claiming the agency still hasn’t cleaned up a shuttered nuclear plant even after two suits that cost the agency more than $75.6 million.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District agreed in 1983 to pay the DOE in exchange for the agency’s permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station near California’s capital city. The plant was permanently...
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