TITLE

Uncertainties and Questions about Costs and Risks Persist with DOE's Tank Waste Cleanup Strategy at Hanford

AUTHOR(S)
Aloise, Gene
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;9/30/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the September 2009 issue of "Nuclear Waste: Uncertainties and Questions About Costs and Risks Persist With DOE's Tank Waste Cleanup Strategy at Hanford." It explores the assessment conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on tank waste cleanup strategy used by the Department of Energy (DOE) at Hanford Site in Washington. It further evaluates the opportunities to reduce the tank waste cleanup costs which was linked to the cleanup project of DOE.
ACCESSION #
45032923

 

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