Radioactive waste disposal (51 - 60 of 61 items)
Update on the Impact of Federal R&D Funding on Three Mile Island Cleanup Costs
EMD-82-68: Published: Apr 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1982.
GAO was requested to: (1) update a prior report on the impact of federal research and development funding on the Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup costs; and (2) answer new questions raised in response to events that have transpired since that report.The TMI-2 cleanup cost and completion schedule has slipped steadily since the initial estimate was developed in mid-1979. This trend is continuing. The...
The Problem of Disposing of Nuclear Low-Level Waste: Where Do We Go From Here?
EMD-80-68: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1980.
A problem has developed in nuclear waste disposal. As late as 1975, six commercial low-level nuclear waste burial sites were licensed to operate in the United States. Now only three sites remain; Washington, Nevada, and South Carolina. Of these, two were temporarily shut down during the past year and the third has restricted the annual volume of waste it will receive. Low-level radioactive waste t...
Three Senate Bills Introduced To Reform the Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Waste Management (S. 3146, S. 2761, and S. 2804)
095417: Jun 14, 1978
A variety of bills in the Senate are designed to reform the regulatory framework for nuclear waste management. S. 3146 would direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to regulate the storage and disposal of all forms of radioactive waste and would establish standards for the disposal and storage of uranium mill tailings and low level radioactive waste which may be regulated by the States. S....
Nuclear Energy's Dilemma: Disposing of Hazardous Radioactive Waste Safely
103414: Sep 12, 1977
There is general agreement among nuclear power critics, the public, business leaders, and Government officials that a solution to the nuclear waste disposal problem is critical to the continued growth of nuclear energy. The Congress should amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to provide for independent assessments of the Energy Research and Development Administration's (ERDA's) facilities--...
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...
Adequacy of Controls Placed on Radioactive Material Containers
EMD-77-35: Published: May 11, 1977. Publicly Released: May 11, 1977.
Recommendations presented in a 1973 GAO report on nuclear regulatory activities have yet to be fully responded to by either the Atomic Commission (AEC) or its successor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). GAO recommended that the agency should: develop quality assurance requirements for licensees to follow in fabricating containers used to transport the more hazardous radioactive materials;...
S. 63, A Bill to Provide for a Program of Nuclear Waste Management
EMD-77-26: Published: Mar 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Issues Related to the Closing of the Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Reprocessing Plant at West Valley, New York
100191: Mar 8, 1977
The West Valley, New York, nuclear reprocessing plant operated by Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., was the only commercial reprocessing facility operating in the United States. The plant was closed in 1972. While the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) believes that the waste tanks at West Valley are in good condition, estimating tank life is unpredictable. The waste tanks may not meet current NRC sei...
Issues of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Disposal of High Level Nuclear Waste
100198: Jan 31, 1977
As part of its responsibility for reviewing Federal programs, GAO has been analyzing the Nation's nuclear research and development programs. Major issues facing nuclear fuel reprocessing include: (1) the ability to protect and account for special nuclear material; (2) concern over proliferation of a nuclear technology which could produce weapons-grade material; (3) the ultimate impact of still evo...