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 NWTRB held a virtual public meeting on November 3-4, 2021 to review information on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) research and development activities related to the geologic disposal safety assessment framework.
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, to review information on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) technology development related to aluminum-clad spent nuclear fuel packaging, drying, and dry storage.
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.