WHO WE ARE

The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) is an independent federal agency in the executive branch of the U.S. Federal Government. Its purpose is to perform independent technical and scientific peer review of the U.S. Department of Energy's program for 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.

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  • Feb
    17

    Winter 2016 Board Meeting - February 17, 2016

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board met in Knoxville, Tennessee, on February 17, 2016, to review U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities related to extended storage and transportation of high burnup spent nuclear fuel (HBF).

  • Jun
    24

    Summer 2015 Board Meeting - June 24, 2015

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet in Golden, Colorado, on June 24, 2015, to review U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities related to transporting spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The main focus of the meeting will be on DOE’s efforts to prepare for the transportation of SNF from commercial nuclear power plants to a potential interim storage site and/or to a geologic repository.

  • Nov
    19

    2013 Board Technical Workshop - November 18-19, 2013

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review board held a meeting on November 18-19, 2013, to identify issues related to how the use of large dry-storage canisters by nuclear utilities for onsite storage will affect future handling, storage, transportation and geologic disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF)

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