“Approximately two-thirds of its [Department of Energy] annual budget, which is roughly $27 billion, is spent on these activities [managing the thousands of facilities involved in producing nuclear weapons during the cold war, and the associated cleanup of dozens of contaminated sites], while only 15 percent is allocated for all energy programs, including managing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and researching and developing new technologies."
Cooke, Stephanie. "A Nuclear Waste" The New York Times. 3/18/09. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/opinion/18cooke.html?_r=1&ref=opinion