Nuclear waste management (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Status of the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
T-RCED-89-50: Published: Jun 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) plan for a 5-year test of its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP): (1) compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) nuclear waste disposal standards; and (2) waste handling, transportation, and storage activities. GAO noted that the draft plan: (1) did not consider the waste retrieval costs and activities that would be necessary if WIP...
Environmental Funding: DOE Needs To Better Identify Funds for Hazardous Waste Compliance
RCED-88-62: Published: Dec 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) funding for activities to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).GAO found that DOE cannot: (1) specifically identify budgeted or expended RCRA and CERCLA funds, since they are not part of...
Nuclear Waste: DOE Should Provide More Information on Monitored Retrievable Storage
RCED-87-92: Published: Jun 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans for monitored retrievable storage (MRS) of spent nuclear fuel, focusing on whether the DOE MRS proposal provided Congress with enough information to determine whether to authorize an MRS facility.GAO found that: (1) DOE proposed an MRS system whose principal role would be waste preparation rather than long-te...
Nuclear Health and Safety: DOE's Progress in Implementing Its 1985 Initiatives
RCED-87-73FS: Published: Mar 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of initiatives to strengthen environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) programs, to provide information on: (1) the status of the initiatives; and (2) planned DOE actions to complete the initiatives.GAO found that DOE has: (1) made progress in implementing all but one of the initiatives; (2) completed...
Nuclear Waste: Institutional Relations Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
RCED-87-14: Published: Feb 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request to assess the Department of Energy's (DOE) relations with the states and Indian tribes that its Nuclear Waste Repository Program affects, GAO: (1) identified the states' and tribes' concerns with the program, including their level of participation in the decisionmaking process for waste sites; (2) examined the DOE program for involving states and tribes and t...
Nuclear Waste: Unresolved Issues Concerning Hanford's Waste Management Practices
RCED-87-30: Published: Nov 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management and disposal of defense nuclear waste at its Hanford, Washington, facility to determine how Hanford complies with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).RCRA regulates hazardous waste from...
GAO Work on Nuclear Waste Issue
130597: Jul 31, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) provided an overview of its work on the nuclear waste issue; and (2) testified on relations between the Department of Energy (DOE), states, and Indian tribes regarding the waste program. In its previous reports, GAO determined that the DOE: (1) plan for constructing a monitored retrievable storage facility could hinder the repository program's progr...
Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of March 31, 1986
RCED-86-154FS: Published: Apr 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1986.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided its quarterly status report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of its nuclear waste program.GAO found that, during the quarter: (1) the National Academy of Sciences completed its independent review of the methodology DOE used to evaluate and rank first-repository sites and concluded that the methodology was satisfactory and appropria...
Department of Energy Implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
126494: Mar 21, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. Overall, DOE has made significant progress toward implementing major legislative requirements. However, it faces a difficult challenge in meeting repository siting deadlines mandated by the act, ensuring adequate financing for the high cost of the program, and enhancing management controls ove...
GAO and the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
123754: Mar 13, 1984
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act requires GAO to perform an annual audit of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The first annual audit will focus on DOE organization and management structure, progress in siting decisions for a geological repository, and establishment of a Nuclear Waste Fund to finance the program. The final report is expected to be issued...