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Nuclear Waste: Better Performance Reporting Needed to Assess DOE's Ability to Achieve the Goals of the Accelerated Cleanup Program
GAO-05-764: Published: Jul 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2005.
In February 2002, following years of rising costs to its nuclear waste cleanup program, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new initiative--the accelerated cleanup plan--and committed to reduce costs of cleanup by $50 billion, shorten the cleanup schedule by 35 years, and reduce risks to human health and the environment. GAO reviewed (1) the progress DOE has made under its accelerated clean...
EPA's Expenditures to Clean Up the Bunker Hill Superfund Site
GAO-01-431R: Published: Mar 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2001.
In 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Idaho signed an agreement to clean up a mining area known as Bunker Hill. The agreement estimated that the total cost of the cleanup would be $126 million, with the state's share capped at $12.6 million. This correspondence focuses on (1) EPA's actual expenditures for cleanup activities and how these expenditures differ from the e...
Superfund: Analysis of Costs at Five Superfund Sites
RCED-00-22: Published: Jan 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the costs of operating five Superfund cleanup sites, focusing on: (1) what portion of the total funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent on each site was used to pay contractors for remedial actions as opposed to other activities and how the contractors spent these funds; and (2) whether the actual cost for remedial actions differed fr...
Battlefield Automation: Army's Restructured Land Warrior Program Needs More Oversight
NSIAD-00-28: Published: Dec 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army's implementation of the Land Warrior system, focusing on: (1) the status of the system; (2) whether the level of monitoring and oversight is sufficient based on projected Land Warrior development costs; (3) how the Army is ensuring that Land Warrior will be able to operate with other digitized battlefield systems; and (4) whether technical...
Nuclear Waste: DOE's Hanford Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Project--Cost, Schedule, and Management Issues
RCED-99-267: Published: Sep 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to improve the storage of spent nuclear fuel from its nuclear reactors at DOE's Hanford Site in Washington State, focusing on: (1) its status; (2) what problems might affect achieving cost and schedule estimates; and (3) whether changes have been sufficient to address management weaknesses.GAO...
Rural Development: Feasibility of Requiring Larger Water Pipes in FmHA Water Projects
RCED-90-40: Published: Oct 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether mandatory use of 6-inch or larger size pipes in all Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) water distribution projects would be feasible and lead to lower fire insurance rates for rural Mississippi homeowners.GAO found that mandatory use of 6-inch or larger pipes on all FmHA water distribution projects would not be feasible, would be very expen...
Parks and Recreation: Maintenance and Reconstruction Backlog on National Forest Trails
RCED-89-182: Published: Sep 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's trail maintenance backlog, focusing on: (1) the extent, cause, and effects of the backlog; (2) Forest Service efforts to deal with the backlog; and (3) new trail construction needs.GAO found that: (1) the Forest Service had a trail maintenance and reconstruction backlog of about $195 million, involving about 59,000 miles of tra...
Observations on the Corps of Engineers' Draft General Design Memorandum for the Proposed Atlantic Coast of Maryland Hurricane Protection Project
T-RCED-89-33: Published: Apr 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Army Corps of Engineers' draft general design memorandum for the proposed Atlantic Coast of Maryland Hurricane Protection Project for Ocean City, Maryland. GAO noted that: (1) the project, intended to provide storm protection and erosion control, involved construction of a recreation beach, construction of a steel bulkhead and a sand dune for...
Nuclear Waste: DOE's Method for Assigning Defense Waste Disposal Costs Complies With NWPA
RCED-89-2: Published: Feb 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the Department of Energy's (DOE) method of allocating nuclear waste program costs between commercial and defense nuclear waste generators complied with Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) requirements.GAO found that: (1) the DOE method of allocating repository costs between commercial and defense generators complied with NWPA requirements fo...
Offshore Oil and Gas: Reorganization of Interior's Minerals Management Service Regional Office
RCED-88-124: Published: May 3, 1988. Publicly Released: May 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service's (MMS) plan to reorganize a regional field operations office, focusing on the plan's: (1) development and implementation; and (2) projected impact on the office's ability to carry out its responsibilities.GAO found that MMS: (1) devised the plan to distribute the inspection work load mor...