Memo Undercuts Repository's Odds

May 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/9/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 18, p11
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This article reports that a federal judge has proposed voiding a contract between a California utility and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), saying there is little possibility that the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository will be built. In a memorandum opinion released April 29, Court of Federal Claims Judge Susan Braden writes that DOE's 1983 contract with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to take responsibility of the waste produced by the Rancho Seco nuclear power station should be rescinded. She proposes granting a $40-million refund to the customer-owned California utility to cover the cost of building a storage facility on site.


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