GAO's Views on DOE's Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Five-Year Plan

T-RCED-90-16: Published: Nov 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1989.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

GAO discussed a Department of Energy (DOE) environmental restoration and waste management plan. GAO noted that: (1) DOE proposed a 5-year plan to address problems regarding radioactive waste tank leakage, groundwater contamination, inactive waste sites, environmental law compliance, and DOE management oversight; (2) DOE estimated that its cleanup plan would cost about $19.1 billion from 1991 through 1995; (3) the plan's cost estimates will probably increase over the next 5 years, given cleanup cost uncertainties; (4) the plan included new waste management technologies which could reduce future cleanup costs, although the technologies were years away from application; and (5) overall, DOE cleanup goals will require a strong, nationwide commitment over the next 30 years.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

Mar 8, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 3, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Jan 19, 2017

Nov 21, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here