Nuclear Security: DOE Needs Better Information to Guide Its Expanded Recovery of Sealed Radiological Sources

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Concerns remain over the control of sealed radiological sources, widely used in many industrial and medical devices and applications. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and states have responsibilities for ensuring the safe and secure use and eventual disposal of these sources as low-level radioactive wastes. DOE must ensure disposal availability for greater-than-class C (GTCC) waste; states must do so for non-GTCC waste, that is, classes A, B, and C waste. NRC and DOE also collaborate to identify and recover unwanted sources ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. September 22, 2005.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Concerns remain over the control of sealed radiological sources, widely used in many industrial and medical devices and applications. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and states have responsibilities for ensuring the safe and secure use and eventual disposal of these sources as low-level radioactive wastes. DOE must ensure disposal availability for greater-than-class C (GTCC) waste; states must do so for non-GTCC waste, that is, classes A, B, and C waste. NRC and DOE also collaborate to identify and recover unwanted sources that are not safe or secure. GAO examined DOE's (1) efforts to recover unwanted sources and develop a GTCC waste disposal option, (2) actions to recover and dispose of non-GTCC source waste, and (3) ability to identify sources for recovery and disposal."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Nuclear Security: DOE Needs Better Information to Guide Its Expanded Recovery of Sealed Radiological Sources, report, September 22, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296190/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.