Same old DOE?
U.S. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary may be displaying
unprecedented candor by disclosing her agency's sordid history of
radiation experiments on humans. But two reports by the General
Accounting Office suggest that the agency remains an old boys'
club. According to one report, the DOE has yet to investigate what
happened to $30 million of goods - computers, forklifts and more -
recently discovered missing from the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons
plant. According to the other report, DOE is spreading a large
amount of money among a small group of contractors. Thirteen firms
received almost two-thirds of the $1 billion in contracts the
agency awarded for everything from washing its windows to vacuuming
its nuclear waste. To receive copies of the reports, ask for
GAO/RCED-94-77 and GAO/RCED-94-28 respectively. The phone number is