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Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 2, LLC v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that DOE owes an energy company nearly $34.5 million in damages for failing to perform its contractual obligations to remove spent nuclear fuel from a nuclear power plant in New York. The court granted all...

Entergy Nuclear Palisades, LLC v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that DOE owes an energy company $13.8 million in damages for failing to perform its contractual obligations to remove spent nuclear fuel from a nuclear power plant in Covert, Michigan. The court found in...

New York v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied several states', environmental groups', and Native Americans' petitions for review challenging an NRC rule and generic EIS concerning the continued, and possibly indefinite, storage of spent fuel from nuclear...

Entergy Nuclear Fitzpatrick, LLC v. United States

The Federal Circuit held that the United States may not use the "unavoidable delay" defense in breach of contract actions stemming from its failure to accept spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the nation's nuclear utilities. The Standard...

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part damages awarded to the current owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station stemming from the government's failure to dispose of spent nuclear fuel generated at the...

New York v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit vacated NRC rulemakings concerning the temporary storage and permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Four states, an Indian community, and a number of environmental groups filed a petition for review challenging...

Yankee Atomic Electric Co. v. United States

The Federal Circuit awarded a power company $17,021,742 in its suit against the U.S. government for the cost of storing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste beyond the time that the government promised by...

Consolidated Edison Co. of New York v. Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 2, LLC

The Federal Circuit reversed in part a lower court's award of damages in favor of an energy company in a case involving the government's breach of its commitment to dispose of spent nuclear fuel. The court reversed the award of...

Energy Northwest v. United States

The Court of Federal Claims held that nuclear utilities were entitled to almost $57 million in mitigation expenses related to DOE’s failure to accept nuclear waste by the date set forth in the contract between the utilities and...

Southern Nuclear Operating Co. v. United States

The Federal Claims Court held that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must pay two nuclear utilities over $77 million in damages for failing to commence performance of its contract to accept, transport, and dispose of the utilities'...