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Project Title:

Independent Assessment of Science and Technology for the Department of Energy’s Defense Environmental Cleanup Program
PIN: DELS-NRSB-17-01        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

RSO: Kosti, Ourania

Subject/Focus Area: Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Project Scope
Independent Assessment of Science and Technology for the Department of
Energy's Defense Environmental Cleanup Program

Statement of Task

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct an independent
assessment of technology development efforts within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office
of Environmental Management (DOE-EM). This assessment will involve the following:

1. A review of DOE-EM's technology development efforts, including an assessment of the
processes by which technologies are identified and selected for development.
2. A review and assessment of the types of technologies and/or alternative approaches
for the DOE-EM cleanup program that could
a. Reduce long-term costs,
b. Accelerate schedules,
c. Mitigate uncertainties, vulnerabilities, or risks, or
d. Otherwise significantly improve the cleanup program.

The study will produce a consensus report that contains findings and recommendations. The
report will not contain policy recommendations that involve non-technical value judgments.

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 11/21/2017
 Meeting 2 - 12/05/2017
 Meeting 3 - 12/14/2017
 Meeting 4 - 12/15/2017
 Meeting 5 - 01/05/2018
 Meeting 6 - 01/28/2018
 Meeting 7 - 01/29/2018
 Meeting 8 - 02/14/2018
 Meeting 9 - 02/27/2018
 Meeting 10 - 03/14/2018
 Meeting 11 - 03/29/2018
 Meeting 12 - 04/05/2018
 Meeting 13 - 04/12/2018
 Meeting 14 - 04/22/2018
 Meeting 15 - 04/22/2018
 Meeting 16 - 05/03/2018
 Meeting 17 - 05/15/2018
 Meeting 18 - 05/31/2018
 Meeting 19 - 06/04/2018


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