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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy and adequacy of Department of Defense (DOD) data on military sites contaminated with low-level radioactive waste, focusing on data sharing among DOD and other agencies.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Defense||1. The Secretary of Defense should take action to improve DOD databases to ensure that they have sufficient low-level radioactive waste data for managing the contaminated sites' restoration. Specifically, the Secretary should require that DLA and the military services correct current data errors and ensure that data are reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense at least four times a year.|
|Department of Defense||2. Because data on specific contaminants are readily available and potentially useful for management decisions, the Secretary of Defense should modify DOD reporting requirements to include such information, as well as data available on estimated quantities of contaminants.|