Accession Number:

ADA280591

Title:

DOE's Management and Oversight of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

Descriptive Note:

Congressional testimony

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

We are here today to provide our views on the Department of Energys DOEs management and oversight of the nuclear weapons complex. Today, the weapons complex is virtually shut-down. The complex faces a wide variety of serious environmental, safety, and operational problems, including facilities that have deteriorated others that do not comply with environmental, safety, and health standards radioactive wastes that have been stored for decades and contaminated groundwater and soil that need to be cleaned up. The estimated cost to address these problems is staggering-ranging up to 155 billion. These and other problems have been due, in large part, to DOEs failure to effectively manage the nuclear weapons complex.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE