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Environmental Cleanup: DOD's Relative Risk Process

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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According to the Department of Defenses DOD fiscal year 1996 annual report the most recent report to Congress, DOD expects to spend about 27 billion for cleanup of contaminated sites beginning in fiscal year 1997, through the time period represented in the Future Years Defense Plan, and well into the next century. DOD uses a relative risk site evaluation process as part of its decision criteria to allocate resources to contaminated sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment. The Senate Report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 Report 10529, June 17, 1997 requires us to review DODs implementation of the relative risk site evaluation process. As agreed with your offices, this letter describes DODs current relative risk site evaluation process. Our analysis of the data that DOD used in the relative risk site evaluation process for fiscal years 1996 and 1997 will be provided at a later time.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Administration and Management

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[A, Approved For Public Release]