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.
Press Release - Board Releases Report Updating Its Survey of National Programs for Managing HLW and SNF
The report is an update of a survey report first issued by the Board in 2009 that was updated in 2016. The report describes 30 technical and institutional attributes of nuclear waste programs in 13 countries.
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and Wednesday, March 2, 2022, to review information on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities related to spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). Specifically, the meeting will cover research and development activities on SNF and HLW storage, transportation, non-site-specific disposal, DOE’s integrated waste management system, and its consent-based siting process to identify federal interim storage facilities.
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.