ABSTRACT

Nuclear Weapons Complex: Establishing a National Risk-Based Strategy for Cleanup, Statement of Bernice Steinhardt, Associate Director, Energy and Science Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, Testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 527KB]

"Through its Environmental Management program, DOE is responsible for environmental restoration, waste management, and facility transition and management at 15 major contaminated facilities and more than 100 smaller facilities in 34 states and territories. These facilities encompass a wide range of environmental problems, including more than 7,000 locations where radioactive or hazardous materials were released into the environment, almost 200 tanks containing high-level radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production, some of which have leaked or could explode, and 7,000 production facilities that are now idled and in need of deactivation, decontamination, and decommissioning."

Report Number:
GAO/T-RCED-95-120
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Date:
1995-03-06
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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