Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Law and Legal Definition

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1988, which sets the standards for the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of defense nuclear facilities of the U.S. Department of Energy. The constant vigilance of the Board is required to ensure that all of these activities are carried out by Department of Energy in a manner that provides adequate protection for the public, workers, and the environment.