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.
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.
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.
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.