GE Hitachi reaches settlement with US DOJ over alleged false claims via Platts

General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice, in which the company will pay $2.7 million “to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it made false statements and claims” to the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about its Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor design, DOJ said Thursday in a statement.
DOJ said Thursday that NRC’s review requires that applicants “demonstrate that vibrations caused by the steam dryer will not result in damage to a nuclear plant. The government alleged that GE Hitachi concealed known flaws in its [ESBWR] steam dryer analysis and falsely represented [to NRC] that it had properly analyzed the steam dryer in accordance with applicable standards and had verified the accuracy of its model using reliable data.”

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