Department of Energy

Consolidated Efforts for Environmental Clean-up

There are sites around the country for which the US Government as financial responsibility for environmental clean-up. Unfortunately, two different agencies have part of the responsibility for the same geographical area. Both agencies complete all of the activities in parallel including NEPA, site characterization, awarding contracts, and contract administration. If the clean-up activities were combined under an overall single government clean-up project, economies of scale could result and costs would be reduced through the elimination of redundancy. A specific example is the ETEC site (DOE administered clean-up) and the Santa Susana Site (NASA administered clean-up) which are actually the same geographic site in California.

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Idea No. 10867