Society News Archive

23 September 2015
Workshop on Deep Borehole Disposal of High-Level Waste

The U. S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) will hold an international technical workshop on potential deep borehole disposal of high-level radioactive waste on 20-21 October 2015. The workshop is to evaluate technical and scientific issues associated deep borehole disposal.

The meeting is open to the public and free of charge.  It is to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1250 22nd St. NW, in Washington.

Specifically, the objective of the workshop will be to identify technical and scientific issues associated with Department of Energy's (DOE) research and development program to assess the viability of the deep borehole disposal concept and to identify issues associated with implementation of deep borehole disposal.

The NWTRB is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government. Its sole purpose is to perform independent scientific and technical peer review of the DOE's program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel and provide findings and recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of Energy, and the interested public.

More information is available on the press release.