Accession Number:

ADA281090

Title:

GAO's Views on DOE's 1991 Budget for Addressing Problems at the Nuclear Weapons Complex

Descriptive Note:

Testimony

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The problems facing the Nuclear Weapons Complex are still critical. The nations ability to produce weapons grade nuclear material is virtually nonexistent because a number of key facilities are shut down. Widespread environmental contamination exists at many DOE sites and the full extent of the environmental problems is not known. During the past year, DOE has taken a number of steps to better deal with these problems. We believe it is wise that DOE takes the time now to properly organize itself to manage the actions needed to address the many problems it faces. Moreover, a clearly defined organizational structure, sufficient technical staff, and cohesive management systems will all be needed to ensure funds are effectively spent to correct problems that have been neglected for many years.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE