Duke Awarded $68M In Spent Nuclear Fuel Suit Against DOE

By Nathan Hale (November 17, 2017, 10:20 PM EST) -- A federal judge Friday granted two Duke Energy units nearly $68.5 million in damages resulting from the federal government's partial breach of a contract to collect spent nuclear fuel and waste from four plants in the Carolinas and Florida, but found an additional $3.1 million not recoverable.

The case, which was before Judge Thomas C. Wheeler in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, was the third filed by Duke Energy Progress Inc., formerly known as Carolina Power & Light Co., and Duke Energy Florida Inc., formerly Florida Power Corp., over breaches in a standard 1983 contract with the U.S. Department of...

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