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Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of September 30, 1988
RCED-89-22FS: Published: Nov 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided its quarterly report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, focusing on the: (1) nuclear industry's and Nevada's comments on the DOE draft plan for investigating the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository site; and (2) DOE and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) efforts to streamline the l...
Water Pollution: Efforts to Clean Up Michigan's Rouge River
RCED-88-164: Published: Aug 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local efforts to clean up Michigan's Rouge River, focusing on: (1) the overall quality of the river's waters; (2) pollutant sources; (3) the status of cleanup planning efforts; and (4) costs of remedial cleanup efforts.GAO found that: (1) Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) was responsible for managing the river's...
Hazardous Waste: Problems and Cleanup Efforts at an FAA Facility in Oklahoma City
RCED-88-113FS: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) nature and extent of hazardous waste problems at the Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; and (2) actions the Center took to clean up contamination.GAO found that: (1) state and local regulatory agencies cited the Center several times between 1984 and 1987 for various hazardous waste violat...
Air Pollution: Efforts To Control Ozone in Areas of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin
RCED-88-46BR: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state efforts to control hydrocarbon emissions in southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, and northwestern Indiana, to determine: (1) whether Illinois and Indiana are contributing to Wisconsin's ozone problems; (2) why the two states have not obtained EPA approval of their ozone control plans; (3...
Superfund: Extent of Nation's Potential Hazardous Waste Problem Still Unknown
RCED-88-44: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the extent to which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increased its hazardous waste site discovery efforts to determine the: (1) total possible number and types of sites that required investigation; (2) status of 837 sites EPA did not include in its 1985 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CE...
Closure Status of RCRA Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-88-13: Published: Dec 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements for closure of hazardous waste land disposal facilities. GAO found that: (1) the estimate of the number of disposal facilities requiring closure has increased from 995 to 1,161; (2) the increases occurred because some facilities which had planned to continue operation...
Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of June 30, 1987
RCED-87-186FS: Published: Aug 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear waste program activities for the quarter ended June 30, 1987.GAO found that DOE submitted the first amendment to its mission plan, extending the operational date for the first repository from 1998 to 2003 and requesting congressional approval for: (1) its proposal to construct and operate a...
Nuclear Waste: DOE Should Provide More Information on Monitored Retrievable Storage
RCED-87-92: Published: Jun 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans for monitored retrievable storage (MRS) of spent nuclear fuel, focusing on whether the DOE MRS proposal provided Congress with enough information to determine whether to authorize an MRS facility.GAO found that: (1) DOE proposed an MRS system whose principal role would be waste preparation rather than long-te...
Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of December 31, 1986
RCED-87-95FS: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its quarterly status report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of its nuclear waste management program for the quarter ended December 31, 1986.GAO found that: (1) the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, which is primarily responsible for DOE nuclear waste activities, focused its efforts on preparing site characteriz...
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...