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Subject Term: "Waste disposal"

1 publication with a total of 2 priority recommendations
Director: David C. Trimble
Phone: (202) 512-3841

2 open priority recommendations
Recommendation: To improve DOE's management and oversight of the WTP project, the Secretary of Energy should, in accordance with DOE's Office of River Protection quality assurance policy, conduct an extent-of-condition review for WTP's High Level Waste and Low Activity Waste facilities' systems that have not been reviewed by DOE.

Agency: Department of Energy
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: DOE agreed with the recommendation. However, as of December 31, 2017, DOE has not completed extent-of-condition reviews for the remainder of WTP's High Level Waste and Low Activity Waste facilities' systems that have not been reviewed and construction has continued without further limitation. DOE should complete extent-of-condition reviews for all of the facilities' systems to identify and address any additional technical challenges.
Recommendation: To improve DOE's management and oversight of the WTP project, the Secretary of Energy should consider whether or to what extent construction activities for the High Level Waste and Low Activity Waste facilities should be further limited until aggressive risk mitigation strategies are developed and employed to address technical challenges that DOE, the contractor, and others have identified but not yet resolved.

Agency: Department of Energy
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: As of December 31, 2017, DOE has developed and employed some risk mitigation strategies to address previously identified technical challenges. To fully address the recommendation, DOE should consider whether or to what extent construction activities for those facilities should be further limited until extent-of-condition reviews of the facilities are completed to identify any additional challenges, and risk mitigation strategies are developed and employed to address those technical challenges.