Nuclear Waste: Challenges to Achieving Potential Savings in DOE's High-Level Waste Cleanup Program

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Energy (DOE) oversees one of the largest cleanup programs in history--the treatment and disposal of 94 million gallons of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the nation's nuclear weapons program. This waste is currently at DOE sites in Washington, Idaho, and South Carolina. In 2002, DOE began an initiative to reduce the estimated $105-billion cost and 70-year time frame of this cleanup. GAO was asked to determine the status of this initiative, the legal and technical challenges DOE faces in implementing it, and any ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. June 17, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Energy (DOE) oversees one of the largest cleanup programs in history--the treatment and disposal of 94 million gallons of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the nation's nuclear weapons program. This waste is currently at DOE sites in Washington, Idaho, and South Carolina. In 2002, DOE began an initiative to reduce the estimated $105-billion cost and 70-year time frame of this cleanup. GAO was asked to determine the status of this initiative, the legal and technical challenges DOE faces in implementing it, and any further opportunities to reduce costs or improve program management."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Nuclear Waste: Challenges to Achieving Potential Savings in DOE's High-Level Waste Cleanup Program, report, June 17, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc294654/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.