Related Links: Nuclear Energy Institute Statement on Nov. 19 Court Ruling Nov. 19 Court Ruling The Dept. of Energy on Jan. 2 asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review a November ruling by that court's three-judge panel that the fee utilities pay to fund long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel must be zeroed out.DOE also has sent Congress a proposal that would make nuclear-waste fees comply with the court's mandate, says spokesman Bill Gibbons. He says DOE will work with Congress, local and tribal officials, and the nuclear industry to "develop a
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.