Accession Number : ADA263641

Title :   Nuclear Safety and Health: Nonconforming Products Are a Governmentwide Problem.

Descriptive Note : Testimony.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

Report Date : MAR 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : My testimony today is based on our October 1990 report, Nuclear Safety and Health: Counterfeit and Substandard Products Are a Governmentwide Concern. The full extent of the use of nonconforming products is unknown. However, large and small companies, both foreign and domestic have sold nonconforming products, including counterfeit and substandard parts, to commercial nuclear power plants and federal agencies and their contractors. These nonconforming products can fail and result in death or injury, as well as additional costs to the government.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, *REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, *REACTOR SYSTEM COMPONENTS, CONFORMITY, STANDARDS, FEDERAL LAW, PUBLIC HEALTH, REGULATIONS, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), SAFETY, REACTOR SAFETY FUZES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng
      Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE