Supplemental Treatment of Low-Activity Waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation – New Report Nov. 2

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study is reviewing an analysis by the Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) – selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management – on approaches for supplemental treatment of low-activity waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  The committee conducting the review will issue the second of four reports on November 2.

The congressionally mandated report evaluates the technical quality and completeness of the assessment results, including the formulation and presentation of conclusions and the characterization and treatment of uncertainties in the draft analysis by FFRDC.

Advance copies of Review of the Analysis of Supplemental Treatment Approaches of Low-Activity Waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - Review 2 will be available to reporters only beginning at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 1.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 2.  To obtain a copy, reporters should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or email

The committee will hold its fourth public meeting for this ongoing study in Richland, Washington, on Nov. 29-30.

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