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 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.
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.
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.