Department of Energy's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1991: Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session ... Hearing Held in Washington, DC, February 8, 1990, Volume 4

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Page 28 - Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Association of Attorneys General. After this State and Tribal Working Group's second review, the Plan was reviewed for its technical content and approach by the National Academy of Sciences' Board on Radioactive Waste Management.
Page 34 - ... and technology; and o Mandate that compliance with all applicable laws is fully addressed. Priority attention will first be given to the Department's waste management environmental corrective actions to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal and State requirements. At each facility, we will characterize and assess the extent of contamination, where it exists, and assess potential risk. The highest priorities will be placed on facilities where contamination has occurred that may potentially...
Page 50 - As a result of these efforts, Congress and the American public can expect: A strengthening of the technical capabilities of line managers; the integration of environmental protection objectives into the Department's national security mission; a markedly improved institutional culture within DOE — one which will extend to its contract workers; DOE to embark on a research program to develop new and innovative environmental cleanup and waste management technologies; the development of new programs...
Page 120 - ... how long it will take and how much it will cost to prepare himself for that vocation.
Page 41 - Report to Congress on Reassessment of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program* submitted last November. The Secretary concluded that the program and supporting activities have a sound scientific basis but could not be executed effectively under existing management initiatives and structure. A new management action plan was established to focus on three major activities: o developing and Implementing a new management structure; o obtaining the necessary...
Page 12 - To compete more effectively against foreign providers of enrichment services, we believe that it is necessary to restructure the uranium enrichment enterprise in the United States and have proposed legislation to create a Government-owned enrichment corporation.
Page 34 - Nation has not previously targeted advanced waste technologies as a "high-priority," we don't know all we need to know about the best methods for treating and disposing the radioactive and hazardous wastes we generate. Further research is also needed in the environmental restoration area, related to the extent of contamination in some sites and to regulatory changes...
Page 51 - The utilization of these outside groups is a hallmark of the Secretary's tenure at DOE. It represents a significant change in the way the Department conducts its business. Achieving progress in implementing these measures will go a long way toward gaining public acceptance of our ability to manage and operate DOE-owned facilities safely and in an environmentally-sound manner. Only through this difficult process, will DOE, as an institution, assume its proper role as a good neighbor and a protector...
Page 33 - ... system for cleanup activities that will incorporate the views of State and Tribal groups, EPA, and the public, and one that is derived with the benefit of independent technical review by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS); to contain known contamination at inactive sites and vigorously assess the nature and extent of contamination at all others to permit realistic planning, project scheduling, and budgeting for cleanup; and to support the establishment of compliance agreements and fulfill...
Page 72 - DOE's May 1989 statement to the MRS Commission, would be available in the year 2000. [DOEIRW-0247 Sec. 2.7.2] • The concept preferred by the DOE is an integral MRS facility that is designed to allow development in stages. 'Integral...

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