June 1, 2011

Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives

Statement of Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General U.S. Department of Energy

Testimony on matters relating to the Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain Project. As you know, issues surrounding the termination of the Project have been widely publicized. They directly impact the Department’s responsibilities to manage legacy waste generated from nuclear weapons production and to accept and dispose of spent nuclear fuel emanating from commercial nuclear reactors.