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Note: The press releases below are listed by reverse chronological order that lists the most recent releases first.  These files are provided in PDF format for reading by Adobe Acrobat reader, which can be downloaded free from Adobe Average size of these files is 100K..

U.S. NWTRB Releases Report on Technical Issues Associated with Implementation of DOE Initiative on Separate Disposal of DOE-Managed SNF and HLW (June 16, 2015)

DOE Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Is Focus of U.S. NWTRB Meeting in Golden, Colorado (May 20, 2015)

U.S. NWTRB Releases Report Summarizing Activities from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2012 (December 30, 2014)

DOE Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Savannah River Site is Focus of U.S. NWTRB Meeting in Augusta, Georgia, on October 29, 2014 (September 12, 2014)

President Obama Announces Intent to Reappoint Five Members to U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (June 16, 2014)

U.S. NWTRB to Discuss Management and Disposal of DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at August Meeting in Idaho Falls (June 13, 2014)

U.S. NWTRB March Meeting to Focus on DOE R&D Related to Salt as a Geologic Medium for Disposal of SNF and HLW (February 3, 2014)

U.S. NWTRB November Public Meeting to Focus on DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Research and Development Activities (October 11, 2013)

NWTRB to Hold Technical Workshop on the Impacts of Dry-Storage Canister Designs on Future Handling, Storage, Transportation, and Geologic Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel (October 11, 2013)

Save the Date - Technical Workshop on the Impacts of Dry-Storage Canister Designs on Future Handling, Storage, Transportation and Geologic Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel in the United States (August 29, 2013)

U.S. NWTRB April Meeting at Hanford to Focus on Waste Form and Disposal Issues (March 8, 2013)

NWTRB Meeting to Focus on SNF and HLW Packaging, Transportation, and Disposition (September 7, 2012)

NWTRB March Meeting to Focus on Geologic Disposal of Nuclear Waste (February 8, 2012)

NWTRB to Discuss DOE Integration Issues at January Meeting (December 1, 2011)

NWTRB to Discuss DOE Plans for Research and Development Related to Used-Fuel Disposition at September Meeting (July 28, 2011)

NWTRB to Hold Workshop on Evaluating Waste Streams Associated with LWR Fuel-Cycle Options (April 22, 2011)

NWTRB to Discuss Management and Disposition of West Valley Demonstration Project Nuclear Wastes (March 23, 2011)

NWTRB to Continue Discussions of Technical Issues Related to High-Level Nuclear Waste Management Efforts to Date (January 12, 2011)

NWTRB to Discuss Technical Lessons Gained from High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Efforts to Date (September 28, 2010)

NWTRB Meeting to Focus on DOE Plans for Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste (May 19, 2010)

Nigel Mote Named Executive Director of U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (November 23, 2009)

Implications of Fuel-Cycle Technologies for Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal are Focus of NWTRB Meeting (August 7, 2009)

Nuclear Waste Inventories, Report on Waste Management Options, and Long-Term Storage are Topics at NWTRB Spring Meeting (May 4, 2009)

Repository Tunnel Stability and Issues Related to "Burnup" Credit Are Focus of NWTRB January Meeting (December 15, 2008)

Waste Management System Operations Are Focus of NWTRB September Meeting (August 1, 2008)

NWTRB to Examine DOE Yucca Mountain Total System Performance Assessment at May Meeting (April 22, 2008)

NWTRB to Review DOE Yucca Mountain Activities At January Meeting
(December 11, 2007)

NWTRB to Focus on Surface Facility Designs and Operations at September Meeting
(August 7, 2007)

NWTRB to Review Nuclear Waste Disposal Issues at May Meeting (April 6, 2007)

Infiltration is Focus of NWTRB Panel Meeting in March (February 12, 2007)

NWTRB to Meet in Las Vegas in January (December 7, 2006)

Yucca Mountain Safety Case Focus of NWTRB September Meeting (August 16, 2006)

NWTRB to Hold Workshop on Localized Corrosion of Alloy-22 (August 14, 2006)

NWTRB to Discuss Transport, Aging, and Disposal (TAD) Canister Concept at May Meeting (April 7, 2006)

Processes Affecting Radionuclide Transport Is Subject of NWTRB February Meeting (December 30, 2005)

Overview of DOE Yucca Mountain Activities to be Discussed at NWTRB November Meeting (September 30, 2005)

Systems Integration, Scientific Studies, and Transportation to be Discussed at NWTRB Meeting (January 6, 2005)

NWTRB Waste Management System Panel to Discuss Transportation Issues (September 8, 2004)

Total System Performance Assessment Is Focus of NWTRB Fall Meeting (August 11, 2004)

Potential for Corrosion during "Thermal Pulse" Is Focus of Board's May Meeting (April 6, 2004)

NWTRB Panel to Discuss Yucca Mountain Water Flow and Radionuclide Transport at March Meeting (February 6, 2004)

Press release announcing January Board panel meetings. (December 19, 2003)

NWTRB to Hold September Meeting in Amargosa Valley (August 12, 2003)

Board Releases Report Summarizing Activities in 2002 (May 20, 2003)

NWTRB to Discuss Thermal Aspects of Yucca Mountain Repository Design at May Meeting (April 17, 2003)

NWTRB Panels to Review (1) Seismic and Drift Stability Issues and (2) Waste Management System Operations at February Meetings (January 17, 2003)

NWTRB to Discuss Yucca Mountain Science Programs, Materials Testing, and Barrier Analyses at January Meeting (December 20, 2002)

NWTRB to Discuss Yucca Mountain Science Programs and Barrier Analyses at Fall Meeting in Las Vegas (July 26, 2002)

Board Summarizes Activities in 2001, (May 3, 2002)

NWTRB to Discuss Yucca Mountain Safety Case, Staged Repository Concepts, and Corrosion Testing at May Meeting (March 29, 2002)

NWTRB to Discuss Yucca Mountain Technical Studies at January Meeting (December 21, 2001)

NWTRB to Discuss Status of Yucca Mountain Site Characterization at September Meeting,(August 3, 2001)

NWTRB to Host International Workshop on Long-Term Extrapolation of Passive Behavior  (June 18, 2001)

NWTRB Panels to Discuss DOE Supplemental Science Report at Joint Meeting  (May 17, 2001)

Board Summarizes Activities in 2000 (April 30, 2001)

NWTRB to Discuss Yucca Mountain Repository Design, Performance Assessment, and Fluid Inclusions at Spring Meeting, (April 2, 2001)

NWTRB to Discuss Using Multiple Lines of Evidence to Evaluate the Safety of the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository, (March 9, 2001)

NWTRB to Pose Questions to the DOE on Status of Scientific Studies at Yucca Mountain
(December 22, 2000)

NWTRB to Discuss Total System Performance Assessment and Safety Case for Yucca Mountain, (June 27, 2000)

NWTRB Panel to Discuss Radioactive Waste Management Issues, (June 2, 2000)

Three Reappointed to NWTRB by President, (May 30, 2000)

President Clinton Reappoints Three to NWTRB, (May 17, 2000)

NWTRB May Meeting to Focus on Repository Design and Geochemistry, (March 30, 2000)

Uncertainty and Yucca Mountain Safety Strategy Are Focus of January 2000 NWTRB Meeting,  (December 13, 1999)

Yucca Mountain Safety Strategy Focus of Board's September Meeting,  (August 13, 1999)

President Clinton Reappoints Jared L. Cohon Chairman of NWTRB,   (July 13, 1999)

President Clinton Reappoints Three to NWTRB,   (June 11, 1999)

Board to Focus on DOE's Repository Design at Beatty Meeting,  (May 17, 1999)

Board to Focus on DOE's Viability Assessment; Panel to Discuss Repository Design Process,  (December 18, 1998)

Board Issues Report on Direction of Future Research for a Proposed Repository System
at Yucca Mountain
,  (November 20, 1998)

Board completes Review: Material Submitted to the Board Does Not Significantly Affect the Findings of 1992 NAS Panel,  (July 24, 1998)

President Clinton Appoints Don Runnells to NWTRB, (July 10, 1998)

NWTRB Summer Meeting Focuses on Waste Package and Repository Design Alternatives,  
(June 1, 1998)

Board hosts workshop on waste package alternative designs and materials research needs ,
 (May 6, 1998)

Board Releases Report for 1997, (April 17, 1998)

Panel examines TSPA-VA base case and selected sensitivity tests, (March 31, 1998)

Winter meeting focuses on thermal testing, the saturated zone at Yucca Mountain, and public input to the Board, (December 22, 1997)

Board Panel to Look at "Other" High-Level Waste, (December 17, 1997)

Panel meeting: Spent fuel transportation safety, (October 17, 1997)

Fall meeting will cover repository design and operations, waste package design and modeling, (October 1, 1997)

Panel Examines Interim Performance Standard for Yucca Mountain, (October 1, 1997)

Board Changes Panel Structure to Meet New Challenges, (July 31, 1997)

Board Releases 1996 Year-End Report, (April 17, 1997)

President Clinton Completes NWTRB Appointments, (February 18, 1997)

President Clinton Appoints New NWTRB Members, (January 21, 1997)

Board Panel Meets with the DOE on Engineered Barriers and Defense High-Level Waste Operations, (January 21, 1992)

Panel Examines Seismic Vulnerabilities of Potential Repository Proposed for Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Full Board Meets with DOE on OCRWM Budget, December 9, 1991

Board Discusses Proposed Repository Sealing Program Tours Tunnel-Boring Machine Factory

Effects of Thermal Loading on Repository Design Topic of Three-Day Board Meeting, (September 12, 1991)

Board Panel Meets with DOE in Arlington on Transportation Issues

Las Vegas is Site of Meeting on ESF and Repository Design

Transportation - Topic of Third Public Hearing,(May 10, 1991)

Board's July Meeting Covers Wide Range of Topics, (June 13, 1991)

DOE to Brief Panel on MSIS and ESF Design Status, (June 13, 1991)

Testing for Site Characterization - Topic of Joint Panel Meeting

DOE and Others to Brief NWTRB Panel on Performance Assessment Activities

NWTRB To Discuss Use of Analogues in HLW Waste Disposal

NWTRB Reviews DOE Quality Assurance Procedures,(February 28, 1991)

NWTRB Panel to Meet With DOE and State Representatives on Transportation Issues, (February 21, 1991)

DOE to Brief Panels on Yucca Mountain Site-Suitability Studies, (February 14, 1991)

DOE, EPRI, Nevada to Review Studies on Volcanism at NWTRB Panel Meeting, (February 11, 1991)

Bartlett, Leroy, Environmental Groups, Industry to Voice Views at NWTRB January Meeting, (December 12, 1990)