ATTACHMENT B
STATEMENT OF TASK

COMMITTEE ON LONG-TERM RESEARCH NEEDS FOR HIGH-LEVEL WASTE AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SITES

The objective of this study is to provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Management Science Program on the development of a long-term basic research agenda to address high-level waste problems at Department of Energy sites. The study will accomplish the following:

  • Identify significant high-level waste problems that cannot be addressed effectively with current technologies.

  • Recommend areas of research where the Environmental Management Science Program can make significant contributions to solving these problems and adding to scientific knowledge generally.

In recommending specific areas of research, the Committee should take into account, where possible, the agendas of other high-level waste-related research programs.

The Committee may also consider and make recommendations, as appropriate, on the processes by which (1) future research needs can be identified and (2) successful research results can be applied to the Department of Energy's high-level waste problems.



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ATTACHMENT B STATEMENT OF TASK COMMITTEE ON LONG-TERM RESEARCH NEEDS FOR HIGH-LEVEL WASTE AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SITES The objective of this study is to provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Management Science Program on the development of a long-term basic research agenda to address high-level waste problems at Department of Energy sites. The study will accomplish the following: Identify significant high-level waste problems that cannot be addressed effectively with current technologies. Recommend areas of research where the Environmental Management Science Program can make significant contributions to solving these problems and adding to scientific knowledge generally. In recommending specific areas of research, the Committee should take into account, where possible, the agendas of other high-level waste-related research programs. The Committee may also consider and make recommendations, as appropriate, on the processes by which (1) future research needs can be identified and (2) successful research results can be applied to the Department of Energy's high-level waste problems.