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April 4, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Fluor Pays $1.1M to Settle Hanford False Claims Case



Hanford Nuclear Site Department of Energy contractor Fluor paid $1.1 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of violating the False Claims Act by improperly using federal funds for lobbying.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 3, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Energy IG Pushes to Consolidate Nuclear Labs, Again



Gregory Friedman Department of Energy Inspector General once again recommends establishing a commission to assess and consolidate nuclear labs around the country.

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Topics: National Security

March 28, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DOE Watchdog Sniffs Out More Waste at National Labs



Watchdog In a new report, the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General found that the agency had improperly awarded salary increases for several executive employees of the contractor overseeing cleanup at the Oak Ridge nuclear facility.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 20, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

GAO Report Reveals $2 Billion Cost Jump for MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A recent GAO report has revealed that the projected cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) nuclear facility has increased by $2 billion, another in a long line of NNSA projects that are behind schedule and vastly over budget.

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Topics: National Security

February 11, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Budget for MOX Program Cut By 75 Percent



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The budget for the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site, which is 300 percent over budget, a decade behind schedule, and has no potential customers, will be cut by 75 percent but is still scheduled to receive over $1 billion over the n

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Topics: National Security

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