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Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA)

Sacramento Municipal Utility District v. United States

The Federal Circuit held that the United States must pay a California utility $53,159,863 for DOE's failure to accept and dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Under a standard contract the utility entered into...

National Ass'n of Regulatory Utility Commissioners v. United States Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit held that so long as DOE has no viable alternative to Yucca Mountain as a depository for nuclear waste, it may not charge nuclear power plant operators an annual fee to cover the cost of that disposal. The court...

In re Aiken County

The D.C. Circuit ordered NRC to resume processing of DOE's pending license application to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act requires NRC to issue a final decision approving or disapproving the...

Kansas Gas & Electric Co. v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's award of over $10.5 million in damages to Kansas electric companies stemming from the U.S. government's partial breach of its contract for the disposal of spent...

National Ass'n of Regulatory Utility Commissioners v. United States Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit held that the DOE Secretary's 2010 determination that there was no basis for suspending, or otherwise adjusting, annual fees collected from nuclear power plant owners and operators following the government's decision to...

Dominion Resources, Inc. v. United States

The Federal Circuit upheld a lower court decision awarding an energy company $42.7 million for the government's breach of contract...

Kansas Gas & Electric Co. v. United States

The Federal Claims court ordered DOE to pay three utility companies $10,632,454.83 for failing to collect spent nuclear fuel from the Wolf Creek Generating Station in Kansas in violation of their contract. The utilities' damages...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Abraham

The Ninth Circuit held unripe nonprofit groups' action to obtain a declaration that a U.S. Department of Energy order that outlines the management of defense radioactive waste is invalid. Delayed review will not cause any real...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Abraham

The court invalidates a 1999 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) order governing the disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) at the Hanford site in Washington, the INEEL facility in Idaho, and the Savannah River site in South...

Alabama Power Co. v. Department of Energy

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) amended contract with a nuclear power plant operator constituted a direct payment of Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF) monies and was unlawful under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA...