Accession Number : ADA323305

Title :   Department of Energy: Management and Oversight of Cleanup Activities at Fernald.

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

PDF Url : ADA323305

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Over 50 articles containing allegations of mismanagement and safety violations at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fernald site in Ohio appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer last year. Located about 18 miles from Cincinnati, the Fernald site is undergoing the cleanup of contamination from its former uranium metal production activities. DOE has entered into an initial 5-year, $1.9 billion contract with Fluor Daniel Fernald to clean up the site. The contract to continue the cleanup will be up for a 1- to 3-year renewal in November 1997. DOE estimates that it will take an additional 13 years and about $2.4 billion to complete the cleanup. The seriousness of the allegations prompted both DOE and Fluor Daniel Fernald to create two ad-hoc groups to investigate the situation.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *CLEANING, *CONTAMINATION, *URANIUM, METALS, PRODUCTION, OHIO, SAFETY, PUBLIC SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE