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Report to the U.S. Congress and the Secretary of Energy (December 2003)

This letter report to Congress and the Secretary consists of two elements: (1) a copy of the Board’s October 21, 2003, letter to the DOE that includes concerns related to the potential for localized corrosion of the waste packages during the period of above-boiling temperatures in the DOE’s high-temperature repository design; and (2) a copy of the Board’s November 25, 2003, technical report that contains a more detailed evaluation and explanation of the technical basis for the Board’s concerns related to localized corrosion.