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Waste (generally)

Indian Harbor Insurance Co. v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that the U.S. government need not indemnify developers for remediation costs they incurred complying...

Aiken County

The D.C. Circuit dismissed petitions for review challenging DOE's attempt to withdraw its application to NRC for a license 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...

El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. United States

A district court granted the United States' motion to dismiss a Native American tribe's claims against it in connection with the...

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Ninth Circuit, in a case concerning the NRC's approval of a proposed interim spent fuel storage installation at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, held that the NRC's refusal to grant a nonprofit group access to sensitive...

El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. United States

The D.C. Circuit upheld the dismissal of a Native American tribe's case against DOE asking it to clean up two contaminated sites under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation and Control Act (UMTRCA). The sites, located on Navajo...

Honeywell International, Inc. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit vacated an NRC decision in which it refused to consider the value of a company's "goodwill" in determining whether the company was exempt from certain financial requirements necessary for the decommissioning of a...

Carijano v. Occidental Petroleum Corp.

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing a Peruvian Achuar indigenous group's lawsuit against an oil company for environmental contamination and the release of hazardous wastes. The complaint alleges that,...

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...

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted a petition challenging the NRC's transfer of regulatory authority over nuclear material to the state of New Jersey. Before transferring authority to a state, the NRC must find that the state's regulatory...