ABSTRACT

Nuclear Waste: Congressional Action Needed to Clarify a Disposal Option at West Valley Site in New York, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "The West Valley Demonstration Project Act, enacted in 1980, requires DOE [Department of Energy] to assist with cleanup activities at the site of the nation's only commercial facility for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. The site contained 600,000 gallons of liquid high-level waste, radioactively contaminated structures and soils, and buried radioactive waste. In 2011, DOE began the first phase of its decommissioning plan, which included demolishing aboveground structures and removing contaminated soils. The West Valley Reauthorization Act and the Senate Committee Report No. 116-48 included provisions for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review progress on the cleanup at West Valley. GAO's report examines (1) the status of the cleanup and (2) DOE's options for disposing of the remaining radioactive waste."

Report Number:
GAO-21-115
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Date:
2021-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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