The program develops,
or seeks out and adapts, innovative
technologies and strategies and continues
applied scientific investigations.
The Science and Technology Program is an organization
within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office
of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM).
The program explores technological improvements
that could enhance the performance, safety, and
efficiency of the repository at Yucca Mountain,
and/or reduce the costs of the civilian radioactive
waste management system.
This directly supports OCRWM’s strategic
performance goal of continuing efforts to
optimize the national disposal system, and is
accomplished by engaging the expertise of national
laboratories, universities, industries, and oversight
entities to advance scientific and technical understanding
of the repository.
The program develops, or seeks out and adapts,
innovative technologies and strategies and continues
applied scientific investigations. It is devoted
- the application of advanced technologies
for construction, operations, fabrication, and
- new or improved scientific investigation methods
or tools for waste package verification, natural
systems, and monitoring
- targeted studies on improving capabilities
for assessing repository performance (for example,
providing more realistic information and reducing
Last reviewed: 12/07