The Resource Nuclear safety : Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)

Nuclear safety : Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)

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Nuclear safety : Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations : report to congressional requesters
Title
Nuclear safety
Title remainder
Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
  • Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations
  • Office of Health, Safety and Security
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Energy (DOE) oversees contractors that operate more than 200 high-hazard nuclear facilities, where an accident could have serious consequences for workers and the public. DOE is charged with regulating the safety of these facilities. A key part of DOE's self regulation is the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), which develops, oversees, and helps enforce nuclear safety policies. This is the only DOE safety office intended to be independent of the program offices, which carry out mission responsibilities. This report examines (1) the extent to which HSS meets GAO's elements of effective independent nuclear safety oversight and (2) the factors contributing to any identified shortcomings with respect to these elements. GAO reviewed relevant DOE policies, interviewed officials and outside safety experts, and surveyed DOE sites to determine the number and status of nuclear facilities. GAO also assessed oversight practices against the criteria for independent oversight GAO developed based on a series of reports on DOE nuclear safety and discussions with nuclear safety experts. GAO recommends the Secretary of Energy take actions to address HSS's shortcomings in independent oversight of nuclear safety
Cataloging source
ESR
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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Aloise, Gene
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  • United States
  • Nuclear reactors
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Nuclear safety : Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 26, 2009)
  • "GAO contact: Gene Aloise" -- p. 111
  • "October 2008."
  • "GAO-09-61."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310981968
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unknown
Extent
iii, 111 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99269945
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 2/26/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0961.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Nuclear safety : Department of Energy needs to strengthen its independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 26, 2009)
  • "GAO contact: Gene Aloise" -- p. 111
  • "October 2008."
  • "GAO-09-61."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310981968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 111 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99269945
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 2/26/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0961.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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