The Government Accountability Office released a report last week finding substantial progress in Department of Energy cleanup projects through $6 billion in Recovery Act funds. The report, Most DOE Cleanup Projects Are Complete, but Project Management Guidance Could be Strengthened, shows that the Office of Environmental Management has reduced the footprint of nuclear, chemical, and other hazardous wastes at contaminated sites by 75 percent using the funds, far exceeding the program's original goal of 40 percent. According to the report, 78 of the 112 cleanup projects had been completed as of April 30, and 54 percent of those were finished at more than 10 percent below their cost targets. The report offered recommendations for improved project efficiency and performance metrics, which the agency has accepted.