November 27, 2018 letter with comments and observations following the Board's October 24, 2018 meeting on research and development (R&D) activities related to managing and disposing of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF).
Material on this page includes letters from the Board to the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) concerning issues raised at Board meetings, and letters from the DOE responding to the Board’s concerns. Also included are some letters from Board responses to Members of Congress, stakeholder groups, and members of the public.
June 27, 2018 letter with comments and observations following the Board's June 13, 2018 meeting on technical issues to be addressed in preparing for a nationwide effort to transport spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive wastes.
November 7, 2017, letter from the Board to Mr. Edward McGinnis with comments from the Board's review of the September 15, 2017 report, "EPRI/DOE High-Burnup Fuel Sister Rod Test Plan Simplification and Visualization”, SAND2017-10310 R, September 15, 2017
August 25, 2017, letter from the Board to Mr. Edward McGinnis with comments from the Board's review of the June 21, 2017, combined Post Irradiation Examination test plan "EPRI/DOE High Burnup Fuel Sister Pin Test Plan Simplification and Visualization" (SAND2017-7597, July 2017)
August 16, 2017 letter from the Board to Mr. James Owendoff and Mr. Edward McGinnis following the Board's June 21, 2017, meeting on DOE activities related to high-level radioactive waste glass corrosion
Comments following the Board's August 24, 2016, meeting on integration of DOE activities related to transporting and disposing of SNF and HLW
Thanks for the participation of DOE personnel in fact-finding meetings held to clarify information from the Board's Winter 2016 meetings on high-burnup SNF.
DOE responds to Board Report on DOE Deep Borehole R&D program and the Board's response to DOE
Board's comments on the "Post Irradiation Plan for High Burnup Demonstration Project Sister Rods"
Comments from the Board's February 2016 meeting on R&D on High Burnup Spent Nuclear Fuel Performance During Storage and Transportation
Comments following Board's June 2015 Meeting on Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Comments from October 2014 Board Meeting on Vitrification of HLW, Storage of Vitrified HLW, and Processing of DOE SNF
Comments from August 2014 Board Meeting
Comments on long-term dry storage of high burnup spent nuclear fuel
Comments from March 2014 Board Meeting
Comments from November 2013 Board meeting on DOE Research and Development Related to Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Management
Letter of thanks to The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen
Board letter to The Honorable Peter Lyons on deep borehole disposal
Comments on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Discussion Draft of Comprehensive Nuclear Waste Legislation Released by the Committee
Comments from the October 2012 Board Meeting on Transportation of High Activity Nuclear Waste