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The NWTRB is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government. Its sole purpose is to perform independent scientific and technical peer review of the Department of Energy's program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel and provide findings & recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of Energy, & the interested public.

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  • Jun
    21

    Summer 2017 Board Meeting - June 21, 2017

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held an open public meeting in Richland, Washington, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to review information on recent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research activities related to corrosion and long-term performance of borosilicate high-level radioactive waste (HLW) glass.

  • Aug
    24

    Summer 2016 Board Meeting - August 24, 2016

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board met in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 2016, to review U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities related to integrating the management and disposal of the many different designs of canisters for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) that are currently in service and under development.

  • Feb
    17

    Winter 2016 Board Meeting - February 17, 2016

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board met in Knoxville, Tennessee, on February 17, 2016, to review U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities related to extended storage and transportation of high burnup spent nuclear fuel (HBF).

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