Accession Number:

ADA106918

Title:

Update of Cost Information Contained in a Previous GAO Report on Specific Aspects of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ENERGY AND MINERALS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

As part of our June 23, 1977, report, the Energy Research and Development Administration ERDA--now part of the Department of Energy DOE--provided us with some cost and schedule information for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project as it related to three different licensing cases. At the time, the administration was attempting to terminate the Clinch River Project. And then, as now, it was a topic of heated debate within the Congress and between the Congress and the executive branch. Consequently, it was against this backdrop that we asked ERDA officials to provide us with specific cost and schedule data for the Clinch River Project, assuming it would be terminated and then restarted about 4 months later, after the Congress had an opportunity to fully consider whether to go ahead with the entire breeder reactor program. At the time, we used the 4-month lapse as an estimate that would provide an indication of the impact the project termination would have on the Clinch River Projects cost and schedule. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Non-Power)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE