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Audit Report: IG-0561

June 27, 2002

Environmental Management Performance Measures

As reported in its recent Performance and Accountability Report, the task of cleaning up contaminated sites and disposing of radioactive waste is one the greatest challenges facing the Department of Energy. The Department's effort, which is estimated to cost over $230 billion and last for decades, includes remediation and disposal of large quantities of radioactive waste at 40 separate primary sites, and over 4,800 release sites.