AIRCRAFT CARRIER DISMANTLEMENT AND DISPOSAL Options Warrant Additional Oversight and Raise Regulatory Questions
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States
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The Navy is planning to dismantle and dispose of CVN 65 after 51 years of service. In 2013, the estimated cost to complete the CVN 65 work as originally planned increased to well over 1 billion, leading the Navy to consider different dismantlement and disposal options. The Senate Report accompanying a bill for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 included a provision for GAO to review the Navys plans for CVN 65. This report addresses 1 dismantlement and disposal options under consideration 2 nuclear regulatory authority considerations and 3 funding and reporting practices. GAO reviewed budget, cost, and schedule documentation, as well as applicable laws, regulations, executive orders, policies, and guidance. GAO interviewed officials from the Navy and commercial companies about the dismantlement and disposal options, and NRC and state agencies about regulatory considerations.
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