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Nuclear Waste: Plans for Addressing Most Buried Transuranic Wastes Are Not Final, and Preliminary Cost Estimates Will Likely Increase
GAO-07-761: Published: Jun 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2007.
Since the 1940s, the development of nuclear weapons technologies has generated transuranic wastes--materials contaminated by certain man-made radioactive elements. These wastes can remain dangerous for thousands of years. Until 1970, the Department of Energy's (DOE) predecessors buried these wastes in shallow pits and trenches. Today, state officials and communities near DOE's major disposal sites...
[Comments on Authority of WAPA To Contract With Canada To Provide Long-Term Power Supply]
B-222908: Published: Oct 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) authority to contract with a Canadian province for a long-term power supply that WAPA would market to other utilities. GAO noted that: (1) neither the Reclamation Project Act nor the Department of Energy Organization Act would provide authority for WAPA to market Canadian power; and (2) such a cont...