The report is a product of the Board’s review of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) underground research laboratory (URL)-related research and development activities and their relationship to a spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste disposal program. The Board report presents and evaluates the DOE’s research on complex coupled processes and addresses the use of URL R&D results for developing safety cases and knowledge gap analyses. The report describes the critical role of URLs in technology development and demonstration, training, and public confidence building.
The meeting will be webcast and the agenda will be posted approximately 1 week prior to the meeting. A link to the webcast will be posted a few days before the meeting.