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Title: Nuclear-powered ships

Abstract

This paper reports that using Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a model, GAO examined the Navy's accounting practices at nuclear shipyards. In fiscal year 1991, Puget Sound worked on 24 nuclear-powered and three conventionally powered ships. About 31 percent of the workdays and 35 percent of total costs were for nuclear work. The average cost per workday for nuclear labor was 25 percent higher than for non-nuclear work, and the average cost per day for overhead for nuclear work was about 60 percent higher. These higher costs are due to the complexity of nuclear work, which requires a higher level of services, and the higher cost of specially trained workers and specialized shipyard departments that support nuclear work.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6908410
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6908410
Report Number(s):
GAO/NSIAD-92-256
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; NUCLEAR SHIPS; MAINTENANCE; US GAO; ACCOUNTING; COST; LABOR; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; PERSONNEL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; ANIMALS; INDUSTRY; MAMMALS; MAN; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PRIMATES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SHIPS; US ORGANIZATIONS; VERTEBRATES; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 290201* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics-- (1992-); 052002 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 210600 -- Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile Package, & Transportable

Citation Formats

Not Available. Nuclear-powered ships. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Not Available. Nuclear-powered ships. United States.
Not Available. Wed . "Nuclear-powered ships". United States.
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title = {Nuclear-powered ships},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {This paper reports that using Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a model, GAO examined the Navy's accounting practices at nuclear shipyards. In fiscal year 1991, Puget Sound worked on 24 nuclear-powered and three conventionally powered ships. About 31 percent of the workdays and 35 percent of total costs were for nuclear work. The average cost per workday for nuclear labor was 25 percent higher than for non-nuclear work, and the average cost per day for overhead for nuclear work was about 60 percent higher. These higher costs are due to the complexity of nuclear work, which requires a higher level of services, and the higher cost of specially trained workers and specialized shipyard departments that support nuclear work.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1992},
month = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1992}
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