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Superfund: Number and Value of Natural Resource Damage Claims
T-RCED-95-246: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1995.
GAO discussed the number and value of natural resource damage claims under the Superfund Program. GAO noted that: (1) 98 natural resource damage settlements had been reached as of April 1995, totalling about $106 million; (2) in comparison, responsible parties had settled Superfund cleanup agreements valued at about $10.2 billion through fiscal year 1994; (3) some outstanding cases may involve sub...
Superfund: Status of Natural Resource Damage Claims
T-RCED-95-239: Published: Jun 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1995.
GAO discussed natural resources damage claim settlements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). GAO noted that: (1) as of April 1995, federal agencies had settled 98 natural resource damage claims for an estimated total of $106 million, with most cases requiring no payments or payments of less than $200,000; (2) the value of these settlements is s...
Superfund: Information on Operations and Maintenance Activities and Costs
T-RCED-95-201: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Superfund operations and maintenance (O&M) activities and costs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which O&M activities are necessary at National Priority List sites; (2) projected costs of O&M activities; and (3) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) actions to ensure that sites requiring O&M continue to protect human health and the environment. G...
Environmental Protection: Challenges in Defense Environmental Program Management
T-NSIAD-95-121: Published: Mar 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
GAO discussed the overall status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental program, focusing on actions that need to be taken to enhance the program's success. GAO noted that: (1) although DOD has revised its environmental strategy to expedite cleanup efforts, implemented a program that prevents rather than controls pollution, identified nearly 28,000 potentially contaminated sites, and h...
Chemical Weapons Disposal: Plans for Nonstockpile Chemical Warfare Materiel Can Be Improved
NSIAD-95-55: Published: Dec 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's nonstockpile disposal program, focusing on: (1) the Army's planning process for the nonstockpile disposal program; (2) the Army's estimated disposal cost and schedule; and (3) applicable lessons learned from the Army's stockpile disposal program.GAO found that: (1) the Army has not finalized plans for its nonstockpile disposal program be...
Relative Risk in Superfund
RCED-94-233R: Published: Jun 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Superfund Program, focusing on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prioritizes hazardous waste sites by their health risks. GAO noted that: (1) EPA headquarters leaves prioritizing to its regions which have not implemented the worst-sites-first policy; (2) EPA regions base their decisions for including sites on the National Priori...
Superfund: Cleanups Nearing Completion, Future Challenges, and Possible Cleanup Approaches
T-RCED-93-69: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in cleaning up hazardous waste sites, focusing on: (1) future site clean-up challenges; and (2) possible clean-up approaches. GAO noted that: (1) EPA and responsible parties have removed significant amounts of hazardous waste from 149 sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) or reported as construction-complete; (2) EPA could be...
Superfund: Cleanups Nearing Completion Indicate Future Challenges
RCED-93-188: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) completed Superfund hazardous waste cleanup actions, focusing on the: (1) type and extent of actions taken at those sites; and (2) challenges EPA will face in managing and monitoring these sites.GAO found that: (1) significant amounts of hazardous wastes have been removed or controlled at 149 EPA Superfun...
Nuclear Waste: Hanford Tank Waste Program Needs Cost, Schedule, and Management Changes
RCED-93-99: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Hanford waste vitrification plant, focusing on: (1) technical and other issues that affect the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS); and (2) the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to end interim storage of high-level radioactive waste at the site.GAO found that: (1) DOE has not determined how many samples it will need for waste...
Hazardous Waste: Much Work Remains to Accelerate Facility Cleanups
RCED-93-15: Published: Jan 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) administration of its hazardous waste facility corrective action program, focusing on the: (1) status of the corrective action program; (2) availability of funds for the corrective action program; and (3) effectiveness of data used to determine oversight costs.GAO found that: (1) of the 3,400 facilities s...