Nuclear energy (61 - 70 of 230 items)
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Information on Nuclear Exports Controlled by U.S.-EURATOM Agreement
RCED-95-168: Published: Jun 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the United States-European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) agreement, focusing on the: (1) amount of U.S. nuclear exports to EURATOM and Japan and U.S.-origin nuclear materials transferred from Japan to EURATOM; (2) value of U.S. nuclear exports to EURATOM and Japan; and (3) nuclear industry's views on the potential impact on nucle...
Department of Energy: Information on DOE's Human Tissue Analysis Work
RCED-95-109FS: Published: May 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the studies that the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies have conducted analyzing human tissues exposed to radiation.GAO found that: (1) 59 tissue analysis studies have been performed by DOE and its predecessor agencies; (2) the majority of the studies were conducted and terminated in the 1950s and 1960s and involved more than 1...
Nuclear Regulation: Slow Progress in Identifying and Cleaning Up NRC's Licensees' Contaminated Sites
RCED-95-95: Published: Apr 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) decommissioning program, focusing on: (1) NRC progress in identifying all former licensees' sites that require additional cleanup; (2) NRC progress in ensuring that sites on its Site Decommissioning Management Plan (SDMP) are cleaned up in a timely manner; and (3) factors that impede th...
Department of Energy: Alternatives for Clearer Missions and Better Management at the National Laboratories
T-RCED-95-128: Published: Mar 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its national laboratories. GAO noted that: (1) DOE does not focus the laboratories' work on national priorities; (2) experts believe the laboratories' highest priority missions should be national defense, energy, the environment, and commercial technology; (3) DOE has not established clear and appropr...
Department of Energy: National Priorities Needed for Meeting Environmental Agreements
RCED-95-1: Published: Mar 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in cleaning up its nuclear weapons complex, focusing on: (1) its use of environmental agreements with state and federal regulators; and (2) the effectiveness of its cleanup strategy.GAO found that: (1) DOE has focused on collecting data and investigating sites, rather than the actual cleanup of sites; (2) DOE has only put a small amount of eff...
Uranium Enrichment: Observations on the Privatization of the United States Enrichment Corporation
T-RCED-95-116: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1995.
GAO discussed the privatization of the U.S. Enrichment Corporation (USEC). GAO noted that: (1) the Energy Policy Act requires it to evaluate the USEC privatization plan before implementation and to report to Congress on whether the plan would result in any ongoing government obligations or undue costs and whether the expected sale revenues would meet or exceed USEC net present value; (2) its deter...
Nuclear Safety: International Assistance Efforts to Make Soviet-Designed Reactors Safer
RCED-94-234: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. and international efforts to improve the safety of Soviet-designed reactors, focusing on the: (1) goals and scope of international assistance; (2) current and future U.S. assistance efforts; (3) impact of international assistance; and (4) potential for closing the highest-risk reactors.GAO found that: (1) as of 1994, internation...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Consensus on Acceptable Radiation Risk to the Public Is Lacking
RCED-94-190: Published: Sep 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the consistency and compatibility of federal radiation standards, focusing on: (1) the various limits on public exposure to radiation; (2) the various protective strategies associated with the standards; and (3) whether the standards as a whole provide a coherent, complete federal framework for public radiation protection.GAO found that: (1) the di...
Energy Management: Payments in Lieu of Taxes for DOE Property May Need to Be Reassessed
RCED-94-204: Published: Jul 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) compensation payments for property in lieu of state and local property taxes, focusing on: (1) how DOE identified communities for such payments and determined the payment amounts; (2) whether a 1987 revision of DOE payment policy was consistent with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; and (3) the potential effect of DOE...
Uranium Enrichment: Activities Leading to Establishment of the U.S. Enrichment Corporation
RCED-94-227FS: Published: Jun 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the transition of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Uranium Enrichment Program to the United States Enrichment Corporation.GAO found that: (1) despite a short transition period and a small transition team, the Corporation was successfully established on July 1, 1993; (2) DOE effectively completed the lease agreements, developed regulatory oversight...