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Return of Spent Nuclear Fuel From Foreign Research Reactors to the United States
RCED-85-47: Published: Dec 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel returned to the United States from foreign countries, focusing on: (1) the amount of spent fuel that has been and is projected to be received from foreign countries; (2) who has title to and responsibility for such fuel while it is in transit; (3) the agencies responsible for protecting the public from hazards...
International Boundary and Water Commission Employees Residing in Federal Housing Should Not Receive Electricity at Reduced Rates
RCED-84-172: Published: Aug 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and compared the electricity rate charges of employees of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) who operate Falcon Dam and live in government-owned housing in Falcon Village, Texas, with the electricity rate charges of other government workers living in Falcon Village.The Falcon Village facilities were first developed to house work...
New and Better Equipment Being Made Available for International Nuclear Safeguards
NSIAD-84-46: Published: Jun 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated U.S. research and development efforts regarding equipment for the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) nuclear safeguards program.The main mechanism by which the United States assists IAEA is the Program of Technical Assistance to Safeguards (POTAS). Through POTAS, the United States has developed 21 types of safeguard equipment for IAEA use...
Irrigation Assistance to Developing Countries Should Require Stronger Commitments to Operation and Maintenance
NSIAD-83-31: Published: Aug 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed the operation and maintenance (O&M) of U.S.-financed irrigation systems in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to determine how the Agency for International Development (AID) can: (1) improve operation and maintenance practices of developing countries and extend the economic life of the irrigation systems; and (2) design irrigation systems that adequately consider O&M requirements.GAO...
RECOVER: A Potentially Useful Technology for Nuclear Safeguards, but Greater International Commitment Is Needed
ID-83-9: Published: Jan 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1983.
GAO reported on the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency's (ACDA) Remote Continual Verification (RECOVER) system which is being developed to help the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) better use its inspectors. The RECOVER system would remotely monitor the operational status of surveillance cameras and containment devices.GAO stated that the potential benefits of RECOVER for international s...
Implementation of International Nuclear Safeguards
116956: Dec 2, 1981
Substantial improvements are required if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to fulfill its increasing safeguards responsibilities. The number of facilities and the amount of nuclear material under safeguards has increased rapidly in recent years. Many of the nuclear facilities now subject to safeguards are larger and more complex than those originally under safeguards. To meet its re...
U.S. Role in Sinai Important to Mideast Peace
ID-81-62: Published: Sep 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1981.
GAO reviewed the U.S. peacekeeping role in the Sinai and presented some of the issues Congress will want to consider in the establishment of the new multinational peacekeeping force.The United States has played a leading role in preserving the peace in the Sinai since the 1973 war between Egypt and Israel. Through U.S. shuttle diplomacy, Egyptian and Israeli forces were separated with buffer zones...
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 Should Be Selectively Modified
OCG-81-2: Published: May 21, 1981. Publicly Released: May 21, 1981.
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978 (NNPA) represents an important step by the United States to establish a framework of controls and incentives that, if adopted internationally, could reduce the threat of weapons proliferation and promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Title I states that, as a matter of national policy, the United States should take such actions and measures as are ne...
Improving Independent Evaluation Systems in the Multilateral Development Banks
ID-81-30: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
In the late 1960's, Congress enacted legislation which urged the establishment of independent review and evaluation systems in the multilateral development banks: the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. This legislation also required GAO to periodically review evaluation reports from the banks and to make appropriate suggestions to Congress and the Pres...
American Employment Generally Favorable at International Financial Institutions
ID-81-3: Published: Dec 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1980.
The United States contributes to the success of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund by providing professional staffs and financial support. It is considering joining the African Development Bank and, thus, may have similar commitments to that institution. The Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Intern...