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OCG-89-16TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.

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GAO summarized the major issues facing the Department of Energy (DOE).

GAO found that DOE will need to: (1) implement the modernization and safe operation of its nuclear weapons complex; (2) reduce the nation's vulnerability to oil supply disruptions; (3) develop a nuclear waste program; (4) commercialize clean coal technologies; (5) respond to changes in the electric utility industry; (6) improve controls over the export of sensitive nuclear data; and (7) revitalize the uranium enrichment program.

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