Hanford contractor receives $18.8 million in incentives from DOE

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor is eligible to receive $18.8 million in incentive pay from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work last year, but the money has not been paid because of a dispute.

Mission Support Alliance earned 89 percent of the $21 million in incentive pay possible for the fiscal year that ended September 2015.

The Tri-City Herald says the only negatives listed in a scorecard were costs that DOE said were inappropriately charged to the federal government.

Last week an Office of Investigator General audit report revealed that DOE had accused Mission Support Alliance of charging $63.5 million in profit from 2010-14 for a subcontractor with which it shared ownership ties. The incentive money will not be paid until that dispute is settled.