Northwest

Energy Department to pay $23M in damages

RICHLAND, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay Energy Northwest $23.6 million in damages for its failure to accept used nuclear fuel.

The Tri-City Herald reports the Energy Department also agreed to an annual claims process to continue to pay costs through 2016.

Energy Northwest operates the state's only nuclear power plant, located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near the Tri-Cities.


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