Qui tam False Claims Act claims arising from a contract to clean
up a uranium processing facility were summarily denied by the District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio because the undisputed facts showed the
contractor complied with requirements governing on-site disposal and did not
violate air pollution standards. The relator alleged the contractor violated
contract provisions on disposing radioactive material from demolished silos.
According to the relator, the contractor knew material from the silos
entered the soil during the demolition process but nonetheless put the soil
into an on-site disposal facility without ensuring content material had been
removed. The relator argued the contractor violated the FCA as a matter of
law by sending claims for payment to the government that stated the claims
adhered to all contract terms.
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