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NWTRB Fact Sheets
 
Note: Brief summaries of technical issues relevant to management and disposal of high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel in the United States.  These files are provided in PDF format for reading by Adobe Acrobat reader, which can be downloaded free from Adobe File sizes are provided..



Deep Borehole Disposal

Available as:
Deep Borehole Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste; - August 20, 2013 (PDF format - 306KB)

Board letter to The Honorable Peter Lyons on deep borehole disposal ; - (July 30, 2013)



Extended SNF Dry Storage

Available as:
Extended SNF Dry Storage; - February 15, 2012 (PDF format - 345KB)



Radiation Source Term

Information on the "radiation source term," which sets the boundary condition for assessing the containment capability of the undisturbed geology in a repository system. Knowing the source term accurately is crucial for properly assessing the performance of a repository and the potential radiation dose to the public.

Available as:
Radiation Source Term; - October 11, 2011 (PDF format - 23KB)



Technical Advancements and Issues Associated with Permanent Disposal of High-Activity Waste

Available as:
Technical Advancements; - March 1, 2011 (PDF format - 108KB)



Uranium Supply and Demand

Estimates of current and future supply of and demand for uranium, the source of the isotope uranium-235 used to fuel the overwhelming majority of nuclear power plants.

Available as:
Uranium; - September 12, 2010 (PDF format - 150KB)