Fluor Settles Hanford Lawsuit; Denies Any Wrongdoing

A Hanford contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit with the federal government.

The lawsuit alleged that the Fluor Corporation improperly billed the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) for costs incurred to market the Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) facility for training of other government agencies.

Fluor Corporation maintains it did nothing wrong nor unlawful and says it decided to avoid the distraction and costs of litigation.

Fluor Hanford managed the HAMMER facility under a 1996 to 2009 DOE contract.