Accession Number:

ADA256737

Title:

Uranium Enrichment: Analysis of Decontamination and Decommissioning Scenarios

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This section provides the detailed results of our analysis of whether a given stream of annual deposits made into a uranium enrichment cleanup fund would be sufficient to pay for expected future cleanup expenses. For the purposes of this analysis, total cleanup costs are divided into three types 1 decontamination and decommissioning D and D, 2 remedial action, and 3 depleted uranium costs. Cleanup cost estimates and the timing of those expenses were taken from several sources, with all sources presenting their estimates in 1992 dollars. D and D costs for removing radioactive and hazardous materials and decontaminating the facility buildings were taken from a September 1991 report entitled Preliminary Cost Estimate Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Gaseous Diffusion Plants, prepared for DOE by Ebasco Services.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE