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Department of Energy: Views on DOE's Plan to Establish the National Nuclear Security Administration
T-RCED-00-113: Published: Mar 2, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its views on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Implementation Plan for the newly created National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).GAO noted that: (1) the Implementation Plan establishes a framework for the creation of NNSA, but it is not really a detailed roadmap that would position NNSA to correct DOE's longstanding problems; (2) DOE's Impl...
Department of Energy: Office of Environmental Management's and Defense Programs' Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Requests
RCED-98-213R: Published: Jul 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget requests, focusing on: (1) DOE's FY 1999 budget requests for funds that may not be needed; and (2) funding balances remaining from prior years--carryover balances--that may be available to reduce DOE's FY 1999 funding requests.GAO noted that: (1) it questioned about $110 m...
Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
RCED-98-26: Published: Nov 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the events surrounding the leak of the radioactive element tritium from a research reactor at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the resulting termination of Associated Universities, Inc., as the laboratory's contractor.GAO noted that: (1) because Brookhaven employees did not aggressively monitor its reactor's spent-fuel pool for leaks, years p...
Nuclear Waste: Impediments to Completing the Yucca Mountain Repository Project
RCED-97-30: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project, focusing on: (1) adjustments DOE made to the disposal program due to reduced appropriations; and (2) potential impediments to achieving DOE's objectives and schedule for the repository project.GAO found that: (1) because DOE did not receive the amount of appropriations requested for fiscal...
Energy and Science Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-1996
IAP-95-20: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Energy and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) examine the missions, organizational structure, and management practices of the Department of Energy (DOE) and related energy and science agencies; (2) determine whether the federal government is using the most cost-effective ways to deal with the safety, security, and environmen...
Health and Safety: Protecting Workers and the Public Continues to Challenge DOE
T-RCED-94-283: Published: Sep 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to protect the health and safety of its workers and the people living in communities near its facilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has taken steps to correct its data collection problems, made plans to establish a data coordinator, and established deadlines for submitting data on work-related health problems; (2) DOE cannot project when all wor...
Nuclear Safety: Unresolved Issues Could Impair DOE's Oversight Effectiveness
RCED-94-129: Published: Jun 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) restructuring of its nuclear safety oversight functions, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed changes would improve DOE ability to ensure nuclear safety; (2) the process DOE used to consolidate the Nuclear Safety and Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Offices; and (3) issues that could affect ES&H nuclear safety...
Health and Safety: Protecting Department of Energy Workers' Health and Safety
T-RCED-94-143: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) protection of its industrial complex workers' safety and health, focusing on: (1) DOE health and safety problems; (2) the DOE Health Surveillance Program; and (3) the quality of data on workers' exposure to toxic substances. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has failed to adequately address the potential adverse health effects from workers' exposure to toxic su...
Nuclear Science: Developing Technology to Reduce Radioactive Waste May Take Decades and Be Costly
RCED-94-16S: Published: Dec 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1993.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the advantages, costs, estimated schedules, and technical feasibility of five U.S. radioactive waste transmutation concepts.GAO found that: (1) the advanced liquid-metal/integral fast reactor (ALMR/IFR) concept is well advanced in comparison to the other proposed concepts, will remain relatively stable in geologic repositories, will cost up to $4.2 billio...
Safety and Health: Worker Safety and Health Oversight Issues Facing DOE
T-RCED-94-54: Published: Oct 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to protect the safety and health of its workers, focusing on: (1) the recent increase in occupational safety problems; (2) the DOE safety and health initiatives announced in May 1993; (3) DOE efforts to develop a safety policy that defines what is expected of contractors and their workers; (4) DOE efforts to ensure that the Office of Environme...