Nuclear waste management (31 - 36 of 36 items)
Nuclear Waste: DOE Should Base Disposal Fee Assessment on Realistic Inflation Rate
RCED-88-129: Published: Jul 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) annual assessment of the nuclear waste disposal program fee, focusing on DOE treatment of inflation in assessing fee adequacy.GAO found that: (1) in June 1987, DOE recommended that the disposal fee remain unchanged, even though its analysis showed that, at a 4-percent inflation rate, the current fee would result in end-of-program deficits of $21 billio...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Dealing With Problems in the Nuclear Defense Complex Expected to Cost Over $100 Billion
RCED-88-197BR: Published: Jul 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined problem areas in the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear defense facilities and the estimated costs to resolve the problems.GAO found that DOE will need to: (1) upgrade its existing nuclear facilities to meet defense needs and to ensure that the facilities conform to safety and environmental standards; (2) clean up most of the groundwater conta...
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...
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...