Nuclear energy (121 - 130 of 230 items)
International Response to Nuclear Power Reactor Safety Concerns
NSIAD-85-128: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO summarized the activities of international organizations working to prevent or alleviate the consequences of a nuclear power accident, specifically the sharing of nuclear safety information and the establishment of a framework for an international response to nuclear accidents.GAO noted that: (1) approximately 300 nuclear power plants are operating worldwide; (2) the International Atomic Energ...
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act: 1984 Implementation Status, Progress, and Problems
RCED-85-100: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the act, focusing on: (1) the DOE approach to selecting a waste disposal site; (2) DOE negotiations with states and Indian tribes for consultation and cooperation agreements; and (3) DOE planning for monitored retrievable spent fuel storage (MRS).GAO found th...
Uranium Enrichment Services Pricing
B-199909: Published: Aug 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Present law requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to recover the government's cost for uranium enrichment services over a reasonable period of time but prohibits DOE from including factors in its enrichment services charge which would otherwise be included if uranium enrichment was a private enterprise. Thus present law guarantees that any DOE enrichment services charge will constitute a subsidy...
Views on Constitutionality of Proposed Legislation Affecting Nuclear Powerplant Licensees
B-207029: Published: Aug 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Views were requested on the constitutionality of a proposed law which would provide that nuclear power plant licensees lose their licenses unless they meet conditions which would require them to make additional expenditures. If the Nuclear Regulatory Commission follows the proposed revocation requirement, it might violate a licensee's constitutional right to due process of law. Specifically, two i...
Legal Authority of a State Governor To Impose Limitations on the Use of a Licensed, Privately Owned, Low-Level Nuclear Waste Burial Facility
B-194786: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
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Return of Spent Nuclear Fuel From Foreign Research Reactors to the United States
RCED-85-47: Published: Dec 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel returned to the United States from foreign countries, focusing on: (1) the amount of spent fuel that has been and is projected to be received from foreign countries; (2) who has title to and responsibility for such fuel while it is in transit; (3) the agencies responsible for protecting the public from hazards...
Management Weaknesses Affect Nuclear Regulatory Commission Efforts To Address Safety Issues Common to Nuclear Power Plants
RCED-84-149: Published: Sep 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1984.
GAO examined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) efforts to address safety issues common to nuclear power plants and determined if NRC has corrected earlier management weaknesses highlighted in investigation reports of the March 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island (TMI) power plant.GAO found that NRC, as a result of the earlier identified safety issues, has increased the rate at which it...
The Funding of Generic Activities Within DOE's Office of Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
RCED-84-186: Published: Aug 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed questions concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy's funding certain generic activities not previously identified in the DOE budget request. Specifically, GAO determined: (1) whether this practice is in accordance with DOE internal budgeting regulations; (2) the impact this practice has on DOE...
The U.S. Uranium Enrichment Services Program
123545: Mar 1, 1984
Testimony was given concerning the current status of the U.S. uranium enrichment program and Department of Energy (DOE) uranium enrichment contracting practices which have been designed to improve the program's viability. Due to foreign competition, reduced consumer demand, and concern over nuclear proliferation, health, and safety issues, there has been a steady deterioration of the U.S. uranium...
The Impact of International Cooperation in DOE's Magnetic Confinement Fusion Program
RCED-84-74: Published: Feb 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to international cooperation in fusion energy development as part of its review of fusion energy.GAO noted that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy directs the fusion research and development program on which over $3.5 billion has been spent since fiscal year 1950. GAO found that DOE policy on international c...