USEC Sues DOE Seeking Funds For Decontamination

Jun 5, 2013


The United States Enrichment Corporation is suing the U.S. Department of Energy over 38 million dollars in fees it says is owed for work at its plants in Kentucky and Ohio.  USEC claims the federal government failed to properly reimburse them for work performed under contract at their Paducah and Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plants from 2003 through 2011. 

The bulk of the fees in dispute comes from work done to decontaminate and decommission the Ohio facility.  Work performed at the Paducah plant accounts for about 25 thousand dollars of the claim.  USEC filed the suit May 30th in Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  The Energy Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday morning.