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Yucca Mountain Project: Information on Estimated Costs to Respond to Employee E-Mails That Raised Questions about Quality Assurance
GAO-07-297R: Published: Jan 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2007.
In March 2005, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported the discovery of a series of e-mail messages written in the late 1990s by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) employees working under a contract with DOE on the Yucca Mountain Project. These e-mails alerted DOE that USGS workers may have falsified records for scientific work on the project and may have been disdainful of the project's quality assura...
Department of Energy: Cost Estimates for the Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Project
RCED-99-188R: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the differences between GAO's 1998 report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Tank Waste Remediation project and a 1998 report on the same project prepared by the Pacific Rim Enterprise Center, focusing on why the two reports reached substantially different conclusions about the growth in costs for the tank waste project.GAO...
Nuclear Waste: Corps of Engineers' Progress in Cleaning Up 22 Nuclear Sites
RCED-99-48: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Corps of Engineers' Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), focusing on the: (1) Corps' cost and schedule estimates for cleaning up the FUSRAP sites; (2) Corps' progress in meeting milestones for site cleanups, FUSRAP staffing levels, and environmental document preparation; and (3) transition of the program from the Depar...
Department of Energy: Challenges Exist in Managing the Spallation Neutron Source Project
T-RCED-99-103: Published: Mar 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of the Spallation Neutron Source Project, focusing on the: (1) project's cost and schedule; and (2) effectiveness of the collaborating laboratories' coordination.GAO noted that: (1) the project is not currently in trouble, but warning signs in three key areas raise concerns about whether it will be compl...
Navy Nuclear Power School
NSIAD-97-21R: Published: Nov 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the overall cost of moving the Navy's Nuclear Power Propulsion Training Center (NNPTC) to Charleston, South Carolina, with the cost of retaining the center in Orlando, Florida. GAO noted that: (1) Navy cost data shows that moving NNPTC to Charleston will require more in upfront investment costs than retaining the center in Orlando; (2) this cost wi...
Department of Energy: Status of Reporting Compliance for DOE's Major System Acquisitions
RCED-92-204FS: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with documentation and reporting requirements for its major system acquisitions (MSA).GAO found that: (1) as of June 1992, 27 of 37 DOE MSA had progressed beyond the conceptual design stage and had an estimated total project cost of about $35 billion; (2) seven MSA did not hav...
Nuclear Health and Safety: More Can Be Done to Better Control Environmental Restoration Costs
RCED-92-71: Published: Apr 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) degree of cost growth associated with the Department of Energy's (DOE) environmental restoration program; and (2) steps DOE can take to better manage and control cost growth.GAO found that: (1) since DOE has not updated or revised its 1988 total cost estimate for completing all environmental restoration work, GAO could not determine the ag...
Nuclear Weapons Complex: Improving DOE's Management of the Environmental Cleanup
T-RCED-92-43: Published: Mar 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1992.
GAO discussed the overall management systems that the Department of Energy (DOE) will need to oversee the cleanup of the nation's nuclear weapons complex. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has put considerable effort into developing management systems to set priorities, estimate project costs, and track clean-up progress, but further efforts will be needed to provide management systems that ensure that clea...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Long-Term Plans to Address Problems of the Weapons Complex Are Evolving
RCED-90-219: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) cost estimates for modernizing and cleaning up its nuclear weapons complex.GAO found that: (1) over the next 20 to 30 years, it could cost from $125 billion to about $155 billion to modernize and address the complex's environmental problems; (2) DOE developed a 5-year plan for environmental restoration and waste man...
Nuclear Science: Better Information Needed for Selection of New Production Reactor
RCED-89-206: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for selecting a new production reactor for nuclear weapons materials, focusing on the adequacy of its August 1988 report to Congress, in which it recommended an acquisition strategy for new production reactor capacity.GAO found that DOE: (1) proposed to construct a heavy-water reactor at one n...