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Nuclear Regulation: NRC's Decommissioning Cost Estimates Appear Low
RCED-88-184: Published: Jul 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the: (1) adequacy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) cost estimates for decommissioning nuclear power plants and fuel-cycle facilities; and (2) methods that utilities and operators could use to ensure the availability of decommissioning funds.GAO found that: (1) the NRC cost estimates were low because they did not consider the costs o...
GAO Views on Monitored Retrievable Storage of Nuclear Waste
T-RCED-88-55: Published: Jul 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to construct and operate a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility for the permanent disposal of highly radioactive wastes. GAO found that: (1) although the Nuclear Waste Policy Act envisioned MRS for long-term storage, DOE proposed MRS for waste handling and temporary storage purposes; (2) DOE concluded that, although various alternativ...
Nuclear Waste: Information on Cost Growth in Site Characterization Cost Estimates
RCED-87-200FS: Published: Sep 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) testing and site characterization for the three sites it is considering for the first repository for the permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste.GAO found that: (1) in 1981, cost estimates of site characterizations ranged from $60 million to $80 million per site; (2) recent changes in program milestones h...
Nuclear Waste: A Look at Current Use of Funds and Cost Estimates for the Future
RCED-87-121: Published: Aug 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear waste management program to: (1) compare the use of fiscal year (FY) 1985 program funds with the approved budget; (2) assess the effects of schedule delays on program costs; and (3) assess the life-cycle cost estimates.GAO found that: (1) although Congress appropriated $327.7 million from the Nuclear Wast...
Nuclear Waste: Cost of DOE's Proposed Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility
RCED-86-198FS: Published: Aug 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) cost estimates for a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility.DOE contracted with a engineering firm to prepare detailed cost estimates for facility engineering, design, and construction. The cost estimates included definitive engineering work, design verification, and other facility support functions, but did n...
Evaluation of Cost Estimates Related to the Relicensing of Hydroelectric Projects
RCED-85-169: Published: Sep 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated widely varying cost estimates associated with relicensing three hydroelectric projects in California and transferring the projects' licenses from a private utility to municipalities and transferring all investor-owned hydroelectric projects nationwide.A study prepared by the public utility involved estimated a cost of $147.5 million per year in...
Issues Facing the Future Use of Alaskan North Slope Natural Gas
RCED-83-102: Published: May 12, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the marketing and financing obstacles encountered by sponsors of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System (ANGTS) and alternatives for transporting and using the abundant natural gas reserves of the Alaskan Arctic.Before ANGTS completion can be assured, its participants, a consortium of gas pipeline companies and three gas producers, must secur...
Response to Questions Raised Concerning Three Mile Island-2 Cleanup Schedule and Cost
EMD-82-90: Published: Jul 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO was asked to update a prior report on the Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup costs and answer questions raised in response to events that have transpired since then. The questions include: (1) whether the TMI-2 cleanup schedule has slipped beyond 1987; (2) the current cost estimate for repairing TMI-1 steam generators and the funds that are available to the Ge...
Analysis of Bonneville Power Administration's Estimate To Bury Segments of Transmission Line in Montana
EMD-82-80: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) cost estimates to bury segments of high voltage transmission lines in Montana. Specifically, GAO was asked to: (1) evaluate the validity of the BPA cost data for burying portions of a "twin" 500 KV transmission line; and (2) analyze the general engineering reliability and safety considerations of burying such lines.GAO found t...