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Nuclear Waste: Better Performance Reporting Needed to Assess DOE's Ability to Achieve the Goals of the Accelerated Cleanup Program

By United States. Government Accountability Office.


A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In February 2002, following years of rising costs to its nuclear waste cleanup program, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new initiative--the accelerated cleanup plan--and committed to reduce costs of cleanup by $50 billion, shorten the cleanup schedule by 35 years, and reduce risks to human health and the environment. GAO reviewed (1) the progress DOE has made under its accelerated cleanup plan, (2) the likelihood DOE will achieve its estimated $50 billion in cost reductions, and (3) whether DOE's performance reporting allows for a full understanding of progress toward achieving the accelerated plan goals.

Topics: Government accountability -- United States., energy, natural resources and environment, nuclear waste, letter report
Publisher: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Year: 2005
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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