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Nuclear Waste: Uncertainties About Opening Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
RCED-96-146: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed opening of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in 1998, focusing on how well DOE is positioned to begin filling the repository in its first few years of operation as well as over the long term.GAO found that: (1) it is uncertain whether DOE can accomplish all of the work needed to comply with the Environ...
Motor Fuels: Issues Related to Reformulated Gasoline, Oxygenated Fuels, and Biofuels
RCED-96-121: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost-effectiveness of reformulated gasoline (RFG), focusing on: (1) the potential for oxygenates to reduce petroleum use; and (2) ongoing federal biofuel research.GAO found that: (1) RFG is more cost-effective than some automotive emission control measures; (2) the extent and nature of air pollution in any specific area determine...
Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Controls Over the Commercial Sale and Export of Tritium Can Be Improved
RCED-91-90: Published: Mar 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) existing controls on the commercial sales and exports of tritium.GAO found that: (1) DOE and its contractor-operated Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were slow to investigate the major shipper-receiver and internal tritium discrepancies that allegedly...
Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define the Key Policy Issues
RCED-91-66: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it sponsored to examine emerging energy policy issues, focusing on: (1) energy supply and demand; (2) energy and the environment; (3) management challenges at the Department of Energy (DOE); (4) the DOE nuclear weapons complex; and (5) energy research and development.GAO noted that: (1) a panel on the balancing energy supply and demand discussed securing sufficient and...
Federal Electric Power: Western Area Power Administration's Tracy/Livermore Transmission Project
RCED-88-19: Published: Oct 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) construction of an independent electric power transmission line to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and addressed an electric utility's concerns over the project's propriety.GAO found that: (1) DOE and WAPA believe that the project will improve the reliability and...
Energy Management: Problems With Martin Marietta Energy Systems' Affiliate Relationships
RCED-87-70: Published: Mar 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor's actions in operating the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory to determine whether: (1) the contractor's relationship with an affiliate violated DOE conflict-of-interest regulations; and (2) DOE maintained adequate control over the contractor's procedure for acquiring personal services from its parent company...