ABSTRACT

Radioactive Waste: Status of Commercial Low-Level Waste Facilities, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 516KB]

"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/RCED-95-67
Publisher:
Date:
1995-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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