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Audit Report: IG-0502

May 7, 2001

Sale of Land at Oak Ridge

Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the U.S. Department of Energy (Department) may sell land in the performance of identified programmatic functions. The functions specified in the Atomic Energy Act include encouraging scientific and industrial progress, controlling special nuclear material, encouraging utilization of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, promoting the common defense, and the administration of programs that implement these functions. The objective of this audit was to determine if the sale of land was an appropriate use of the special authorities granted under the Atomic Energy Act.