WHO WE ARE

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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The NWTRB remains open for business with staff working remotely.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The NWTRB remains open for business with staff working remotely. For more information about the response to COVID-19, please go to https://www.coronavirus.gov

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  • Feb
    23

    Spring 2021 Board Virtual Meeting - May 12-13, 2021

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, and Thursday, May 13, 2021, to discuss advanced nuclear fuels and accident tolerant fuels for light water reactors and the impact of these fuels on spent nuclear fuel management and disposal.

  • Dec
    21

    Fall 2020 Board Virtual Meeting -- December 2-3, 2020

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held an online virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, and Thursday, December 3, 2020, to review information on the U.S. Department of Energy’s generic disposal research and development program and priorities.

  • Jun
    24

    Summer 2020 Board Virtual Meeting - July 27-28, 2020

    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.

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