Centrus Wants Out Of Ohio Radioactive Site Class Action

Law360 (November 7, 2019, 5:36 PM EST) -- Centrus Energy Corp. and a slew of other energy and engineering companies have asked an Ohio federal judge to toss a proposed class action accusing them of polluting homes near a uranium enrichment facility.

The residents' claims can't proceed because they're either preempted by the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act or fail to meet that statute's requirements, the companies said in a motion to dismiss filed Tuesday. The residents' complaint says pollution from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which enriched uranium for both the nuclear weapons program and commercial nuclear reactors, has damaged their properties and caused emotional distress, among other...

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