US, Nuke Site Contractors Reach $125M Deal In FCA Suit

By Kat Greene (November 23, 2016, 7:26 PM EST) -- Bechtel National Inc. and URS Corp.-related companies agreed on Wednesday to pay $125 million to settle False Claims Act litigation accusing them of charging the government for deficient goods and services related to their work building a facility to treat radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear site.

Bechtel and URS entities are constructing a waste treatment and immobilization plant for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford site in Washington state, where millions of gallons of hazardous nuclear waste had been stored in tanks underground next to a river, the the government said.

A trio of whistleblowers had filed suit...

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