What We Do

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.

DOE responds to the Boards November 7, 2017 letter to Mr. Edward McGinnis (February 2, 2018)

DOE responds to the Board's comments from review of draft of the "EPRI/DOE High-Burnup Fuel Sister Rod Test Plan Simplification and Visualization."

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  • Sep

    Spring 2018 Board Meeting - March 27, 2018

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will hold a public meeting in the Washington, D.C. area on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The meeting will consider the issues associated with preclosure operational and performance confirmation monitoring and the retrievability of emplaced high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Technical specialists will discuss technologies for monitoring subsurface seepage, in-drift environmental conditions, and corrosion of waste packages for HLW and SNF.

  • Jun

    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

    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.

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