What impact does the 1995 Settlement Agreement have on UAMPS CFPP?

The Settlement Agreement is an agreement between Idaho and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The agreement sets specific deadlines and milestones for cleaning up and remediating Cold War-era waste practices. If those targets are not met, Idaho can prevent DOE from bringing additional government-owned nuclear fuel to the Idaho site for research or storage. Because UAMPS, not DOE, will own the fuel for the CFPP project, the Settlement Agreement does not apply to this project. A copy of the Settlement Agreement can be found here.