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Net Energy Analysis: Little Progress and Many Problems
EMD-77-57: Published: Aug 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1977.
Net energy is generally defined as the amount of energy available for consumption from a resource after subtracting the energy expended to locate, mine, transport, refine, convert, and deliver it to the customer. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has not used net energy analysis in analyzing and considering net yields of new energy technologies as much as intended by the Fe...
Views on the Nation's Commitment to the Development of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Technology
EMD-77-56: Published: Aug 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1977.
GAO's views on the U.S. commitment to the development of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) technology were solicited, specifically as to whether the President's decision to abandon the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project meant abandonment of the whole LMFBR program.The abandonment of the CRBR, coupled with the major cutbacks in breeder research and development, will not enhance...
Deferral of Energy Research and Development Administration Budget Authority
OGC-77-23: Published: Jul 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1977.
A deferral of Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) budget authority for funds appropriated for the Intense Neutron Source Facility (INSF) project should have been, but was not, reported to the Congress by the President pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The INSF project is a Federal effort to study the effects of high-level neutron irradiation on metals and insulator...
Proposed Legislation Regarding Energy Regulatory Agencies and the Decision of the Energy Research and Development Administration To Terminate Computer Service to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EMD-77-52: Published: Jul 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Safety of Plutonium-238 Activities at Mound Laboratory
EMD-77-49: Published: Jun 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1977.
The situation at the plutonium processing building at Mound Laboratory near Dayton, Ohio, has potentially serious safety implications. The building was constructed in 1967 to process plutonium-238 to be used in nuclear generators for the space program.Previous studies have cited radiological hazards at the Mound Laboratory operation. Despite safety concerns, plutonium-238 operations were expanded...
Deferral of Appropriations for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project
OGC-77-21: Published: Jun 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1977.
The President's proposed deferral of $31.8 million in budget authority appropriated to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project (CRBRP) was reviewed to determine if the action was properly classified and if proposed curtailment of CRBRP exceeded statutory authority. The proposed deferral was submitted for a required 45-day period during...
Energy Research and Development Administration's Accounting System for Accounts Receivable
FGMSD-77-25: Published: Jun 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1977.
The Energy Research and Development Administration's (ERDA) accounting system for accounts receivable, including related billing and collection procedures, was reviewed at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, field office. The review was limited to the accounting systems of the Oak Ridge Operations and its major contractor, Union Carbide Corporation, Nuclear Division.The accounting, billing, and collection s...
Cleaning Up the Remains of Nuclear Facilities: A Multibillion Dollar Problem
EMD-77-46: Published: Jun 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1977.
The disposal of nuclear facilities has become a special problem because of the growing number of these facilities and the radioactivity associated with them. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have the chief responsibilities in this matter with help from the Environmental Protection Agency and the states.ERDA, which is responsible...
The Problem of Cleaning Up the Remains of Nuclear Facilities
102463: Jun 16, 1977
When nuclear facilities are shut down, cleaning up the remains presents special problems because of radioactivity. Responsibility for this cleaning up rests primarily with the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), with additional help from the Environmental Protection Agency and the states. ERDA has not given enough attention to its faci...
OGC-77-19: Published: Jun 13, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1977.
According to the GAO analysis, the information provided in the President's 12th special message to Congress for fiscal year 1977 concerning impoundments and supplementary deferral is correct, and the actions proposed have been clearly and accurately stated.8roposed are a rescission of $126.2 million for shipbuilding and conversion in the Department of the Navy; revisions to two previously transmit...