AuthorU.S. General Accounting Office
TitleQuarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of March 31. 1987
PublisherGeneral Accounting Office
CommentsThe Report contains the following: "DRAFT AMENDMENT TO MISSION PLAN RELEASED "On January 28, 1987, DOE released a draft amendment to the mission plan for a 60-day public comment period. According to DOE the draft amendment was prepared to inform the Congress, affected states and Indian tribes, other feceral agencies, and the public of significant developements in and new information on the nuclear waste management program. Among the developments ;discussed in the draft amendment were DOE actions affecting the first and second repositiory programs and state/Indian tribe consultation and cooperation." [Paragraph about schedule for first repository.] "DOE also included in the draft amendment information to support the Secretary of Energy's May 1986 decision to postpone sitge-specific activities directed toward identifying candidate sites for the second repository. Specifically, DOE believes that site-specific work on the second repository should be postponed unti the mid-1990s or later on the basis of curent projections of when the first repository would reach its authorized limit of 70,000 metric tons. In the absence of site-specific work, DOE plans to continue a second repository program with studies focusing on technology development."