Nuclear facilities (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Cost To Retire Uranium Enrichment Facilities Should Be Included in Current Uranium Enrichment Charges
EMD-79-94: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
GAO has maintained an interest in the Department of Energy (DOE) uranium enrichment pricing policies and procedures. DOE, the sole supplier of enriched uranium in the United States, has three enrichment plants in operation with a fourth scheduled to begin operation in the late 1980's. Eventually these plants will be retired. According to the former Energy Research and Development Administration, t...
Review of the Department of Energy's Controversial Termination of a Research Contract
EMD-79-21: Published: Jan 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1979.
In 1964 the Atomic Energy Commission, a predecessor agency to the Department of Energy (DOE), contracted with the University of Pittsburgh, with Dr. Thomas Mancuso as principal investigator, to study the health effects of low-level radiation exposure on workers at several Government-owned nuclear facilities. In 1977 Dr. Mancuso's contract was terminated, but the study he had started was continued...
The Nuclear Weapons Complex--A Declining Capability
PSAD-79-20: Published: Jan 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1979.
GAO has completed a survey of the physical condition and technological status of equipment and utility systems at the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Powerstation in South Carolina, the Y-12 nuclear facilty in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the weapons complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose was to determine the state of America's weapons complex and evaluate the extent of the physica...
Licensing Practices of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
105662: Apr 18, 1978
The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold a public hearing before it issues a license to construct a nuclear powerplant. This gives the public an opportunity to intervene or question licensing decisions and to resolve technical or environmental questions relating to the proposed construction. A recent report discussing the NRC's procedures for submittin...
Issues Related to the Closing of the Nuclear Fuel Services, Incorporated, Reprocessing Plant at West Valley, New York
102462: Jun 15, 1977
The West Valley, New York, nuclear reprocessing plant of Nuclear Fuel Services, Incorporated (NFS), was, prior to its closing, the only commercial reprocessing facility in the United States. Three questions now confront the State of New York, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA): What can be done with the plant and wastes? How much...
Institutional and Jurisdictional Issues in Nuclear Waste Management
102168: May 20, 1977
The fragmentation of existing responsibility governing the storage and disposal of nuclear wastes between the Energy Research and Development Agency (ERDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and questions concerning the proper role of federal/state relations dealing with nuclear waste management can potentially hinder the orderly development and implementation of a national nuclear waste...
Considerations for Commercializing the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor
EMD-77-5: Published: Nov 29, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1976.
The liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR) is regarded as an essentially inexhaustible source of energy. A July 1975 Report by GAO and a subsequent statement by the Administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) concurred in the opinion that the LMFBR program is still in a research stage, and that in the mid-1980's, a determination could be made about the acceptabili...
Energy Research and Development Administration's Contingency Plan for Constructing Additional Enrichment Capacity at Portsmouth, Ohio
RED-76-55: Published: Nov 28, 1975. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1975.
No summary is currently available...
Manpower Needs of the Nuclear Power Industry and Federal Efforts To Meet Those Needs
RED-74-257: Published: Jul 22, 1974. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1974.
No summary is currently available...