DOE's Management and Oversight of the Nuclear Weapons Complex
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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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.
- Administration and Management
- Radiation Pollution and Control