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Monday, December 21, 2015

BELLEFONTE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT Overcharges by Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Contractors - TVA Office of the Inspector General Findings, Summary

TVA's Dream, Ratepayers Nightmare, a four unit Bellefonte nuclear facility.
TVA photo graphic in their environmental impact statement, Fair Use Rights for non-profit news reporting.

TVA OIG smacks Bellefonte Nuclear Facility Contractors for over billing; unfortunately this is getting to be a habit as this isn't the first time the TVA OIG has investigated contractors for over billing. Fine them for the over billing and maybe the gross theft would stop. October 30, 2015 - VECTOR JV - Sargent & Lundy, L.L.C. - Contract No. 4483 - 2014-15232

As part of our annual audit plan, the OIG audited costs billed to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) by VECTOR. VECTOR is a joint venture between Bechtel Power Corporation and Sargent & Lundy, L.L.C. (S&L) that provided engineering services for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Unit 1. Our objective was to determine if the $26.8 million in S&L costs paid by TVA from October 1, 2010, through December 31, 2012, were in accordance with the contract terms and conditions. In summary, we determined VECTOR overbilled TVA $322,535 for S&L's services. The overbilled costs included (1) $236,224 in excessive labor markup costs, (2) $50,685 in ineligible temporary living allowance and travel costs, (3) $14,171 in other ineligible costs, and (4) $21,455 in unsupported costs.

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