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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...
Ohio Hazardous Waste Incinerator
RCED-92-265R: Published: Sep 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the construction of a hazardous waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio. GAO noted that: (1) Ohio, which has primary responsibility in regulating the facility, considered such siting criteria as floodplain and seismic restrictions, population density, property values, and h...
Water Resources: Future Needs for Confining Contaminated Sediment in the Great Lakes Region
RCED-92-89: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the confined disposal facilities (CDF) currently being used in the Great Lakes to store contaminated dredged sediments; (2) the long-term need for CDF in the region; and (3) difficulties in locating sites for future CDF.GAO found that: (1) most federally funded CDF will be filled to capacity by 2006, and funding for new, replacem...
Hazardous Waste: A North Carolina Incinerator's Noncompliance With EPA and OSHA Requirements
RCED-92-78: Published: Jun 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and incineration facility in North Carolina, focusing on: (1) the operator's compliance with federal environmental and worker safety laws; (2) federal and state efforts to ensure compliance with federal environmental and worker safety laws; (3) hazardous waste site disposal policies and procedures from the Envi...
Hazardous Waste: Impediments Have Delayed the Closing and Cleanup of Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-92-64: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA): (1) progress in closing and issuing post-closure permits to hazardous waste disposal facilities; (2) inspection and enforcement efforts for ensuring compliance with closure and post-closure requirements; and (3) impediments delaying closure and issuance of permits. GAO noted that: (1) since fiscal year (FY) 1987, EPA has made little progre...
Chemical Weapons Disposal
NSIAD-92-219R: Published: May 14, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army efforts to obtain environmental permits from state regulatory agencies for chemical weapons incineration. GAO found that the: (1) Army continues to experience delays in obtaining two environmental permits; (2) Army continues to encounter delays in the completion of congressionally mandated operational verification tests of the prototype dispos...
Hudson River Superfund Site
RCED-92-129R: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decisionmaking process in cleaning up polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the Hudson River, focusing on: (1) EPA plans to evaluate the effect of permitted PCB releases in the Hudson River; and (2) federal permits for dredging PCB from the Hudson River and selecting a hazardous waste disposal site to hol...
Superfund: EPA Could Do More to Minimize Cleanup Delays at the Clark Fork Sites
RCED-92-20: Published: Nov 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress and problems of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cleanup of the Clark Fork Superfund sites in Montana, focusing on the: (1) extent and cost of cleanup work; (2) adequacy of cleanup plans; and (3) effectiveness of EPA efforts to recover cleanup costs.GAO found that: (1) only 2 of the 4 sites' 23 operable units have been clean...
Hazardous Materials: 1990 Transportation Uniform Safety Act--Status of DOT Implementing Actions
RCED-92-55BR: Published: Nov 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) implementation of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTUSA).GAO found that: (1) action to implement HMTUSA is either in process or planned for all sections except one that has been completed; (2) DOT officials stated that they lacked sufficient fu...
Water Pollution: Ocean Dumping Fee Program Is Meeting Statutory Requirements
T-RCED-92-5: Published: Oct 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1991.
GAO discussed the collection and disposition of fees authorized by the Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988, focusing on: (1) how much sludge was dumped in the ocean in 1989 and 1990; (2) whether sewage authorities collected the correct fees and deposited them in the proper accounts; and (3) what specific activities the fees funded. GAO noted that: (1) between August 15 and December 31, 1989, sewage auth...