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 virtual public meeting on July 27–28, 2020, to review information on U.S. Department of Energy research and development activities related to disposal in a geologic repository of commercial spent nuclear fuel in dual-purpose canisters.
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a public meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, to review information on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development (R&D) activities to drying, packaging, and dry storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), including aluminum-clad SNF related.
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.