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United States Congress House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

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Works: 155 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 17,552 library holdings
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Classifications: KF27, 363.72890973
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Nuclear waste : action needed to improve accountability and management of DOE's major cleanup projects : report to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Energy (DOE) spends billions of dollars annually to clean up nuclear wastes at sites that produced nuclear weapons. Cleanup projects decontaminate and demolish buildings, remove and dispose of contaminated soil, treat contaminated groundwater, and stabilize and dispose of solid and liquid radioactive wastes. Ten of these projects meet or nearly meet DOE's definition of major: costs exceeding $1 billion in the near term--usually a 5-year window of the project's total estimated life cycle. GAO was asked to determine the (1) extent to which the cost and schedule for DOE's major cleanup projects have changed and key reasons for changes, and (2) factors that may hinder DOE's ability to effectively manage these projects. GAO met with project directors and reviewed project documents for 10 major cleanup projects: 9 above the near-term $1 billion threshold, and 1 estimated to cost between $900 million and $1 billion over the near term
Nuclear nonproliferation : action needed to address NNSA's program management and coordination challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by United States( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GAO has issued numerous reports on the effectiveness of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) programs. For this report GAO was asked to assess (1) the extent of annual DNN uncosted, or unexpended, balances; (2) the level of financial support from foreign donor and recipient governments to the DNN programs; (3) the effectiveness of DNN program performance measures; and (4) the coordination of DNN and other agency nonproliferation programs
Modernizing the nuclear security enterprise : the National Nuclear Security Administration's proposed acquisition strategy needs further clarification and assessment : report to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by United States( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semiautonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), proposed in March 2010 a new acquisition strategy that includes consolidating the management and operating (M & O) contracts for two of its eight sites, the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Texas, and consolidating all construction projects for all of its sites under a single, enterprise-wide contract. NNSA anticipates that this strategy will reduce costs, enhance mission performance, and improve construction management. NNSA's sites are overseen by colocated federal site offices. GAO was asked to assess NNSA's preliminary proposals for (1) a consolidated M & O contract for Y-12 and Pantex and (2) an enterprise-wide construction contract. GAO reviewed analyses supporting NNSA's acquisition strategy; examined agency directives and guidance; and interviewed DOE, NNSA, and contractor officials. GAO recommends, among other things, that NNSA develop a plan for implementing the improved management practices identified by its analysis and assess the costs, risks, and benefits of the consolidated construction contract to better define and inform its acquisition strategy and to take appropriate future actions. NNSA generally agreed with GAO's findings and recommendations
Nuclear waste : actions needed to address persistent concerns with efforts to close underground radioactive waste tanks at DOE's Savannah River site : report to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by United States( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades of nuclear materials production at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site in South Carolina have left 37 million gallons of radioactive liquid waste in 49 underground storage tanks. In December 2008, DOE entered into a contract with Savannah River Remediation, LLC (SRR) to close, by 2017, 22 of the highest-risk tanks at a cost of $3.2 billion. GAO was asked to assess: (1) DOE's cost estimates and schedule for closing the tanks at the Savannah River Site, and (2) the primary challenges, if any, to closing the tanks and the steps DOE has taken to address them. GAO visited the Savannah River Site and reviewed tank closure documents, as well as conducted an analysis of the construction schedule of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF), which is a facility vital to successful tank closure because it will treat a large portion of the waste removed from the tanks. GAO is making five recommendations to DOE to, among other things, clarify how cost increases should be requested by a contractor, as well as reviewed and approved by DOE and to ensure the SWPF construction schedule conforms to best practices. Although DOE generally agreed with two of our recommendations, they disagreed on the necessity of additional clarity on how cost increases should be requested by a contractor and that the SWPF construction schedule did not conform to best practices. We continue to believe our recommendations are valid
 
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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

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