Nuclear industry officials continue to dispute the Department of Energy's claims that companies should pay for cleaning up gaseous-diffusion plants in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., and Portsmouth, Ohio. The Nuclear Energy Institute said that the Obama administration is attempting to charge the industry a second time for the cleanup. "The nuclear energy industry will continue to vigorously oppose this outrageous attempt to have our companies make up the government's failure to fulfill its legal obligation to this long-standing environmental program," said Alex Flint, senior vice president of government affairs at NEI.

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