The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Board) is an independent federal agency in the executive branch of the U.S. Federal Government. The Board's purpose is to perform independent technical and scientific peer review of the U.S. Department of Energy's activities related to managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. The Board reports its findings & recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Energy.
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a workshop on Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25, 2019, on recent advances in repository science and operations from international underground research laboratory (URL) collaborations.
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 24, 2018, to review DOE R&D activities related to managing and disposing of commercial spent nuclear fuel.
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a public meeting in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The meeting considered technical issues that needed to be addressed in developing a large, nationwide effort to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW).