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.

Press Release - U.S. NWTRB Release Report on Canisters Containing Spent Nuclear Fuel from Commercial Nuclear Reactors

Board releases new report on Dual-Purpose Canisters for Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

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  • Feb
    06

    Spring 2024 Board Meeting - May 21-22, 2024

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will hold a public meeting in mid-May 2024, to review information on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) research and development activities related to non-site-specific disposal of radioactive waste in crystalline host rocks and on corrosion of commercial spent nuclear fuel after disposal.

  • Jun
    21

    Summer 2023 Board Meeting - August 30, 2023

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held a public meeting in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, to review information on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) consent-based siting process activities and its research and development activities related to high burnup spent nuclear fuel and advanced reactor waste disposition.

  • Jun
    21

    Summer 2023 Workshop - August 29, 2023

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board held an international workshop on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, on siting of radioactive waste facilities.

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