Nuclear Waste:

Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of June 30, 1986

RCED-86-206FS: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.

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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a status report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of its nuclear waste program for the quarter ending June 30, 1986.

GAO found that: (1) in April 1986, the National Academy of Sciences determined that DOE satisfactorily evaluated and ranked the first nuclear waste repository sites; (2) in May 1986, DOE issued final environmental assessments for first-repository sites and recommended other sites; (3) DOE postponed site work on a second repository because of the progress in siting the first repository and the uncertainty over when and if a second repository might be needed; and (4) the Nuclear Waste Fund obligated $40 million of $166 million in fees and investment income for program activities, and its balance as of June 30, 1986 was $1.7 billion.

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