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Predecessor • Federal Energy Administration
• Energy Research and Development Administration
Parent organization US
Headquarters James V. Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, Washington D.C., United States
Leader United States Secretary of Energy
Staff 13,341

The United States Department of Energy (US/DoE)

Nuclear Power

After 9-11, Richard Levernier exposed risks.

Nuclear Waste

Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the United States Department of Energy was legally obliged to remove nuclear waste from the San Onofre nuclear plant, but as of 2017 it had failed to do so. Lawsuits in this regard against the USDoE exceeded $6 billion as of 2017, and the USDoE predicts that they may amount to $25 billion more.[1]