Deep Isolation publishes study of deep borehole disposal for the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Deep Isolation EMEA Ltd. has published a study, commissioned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), that provides an initial assessment of the role that the company’s directional borehole technology might play in supporting the UK Government’s strategic commitment to deep geological disposal of nuclear waste.
Reduce the liability of growing nuclear waste inventories
We work with government waste management programs to design and develop a directional borehole disposal solution that meets strict safety standards alongside local community preferences. We tailor the concept to the waste form, available geology options and specific needs such as footprint allowances.
Directional Borehole Disposal
Our advanced nuclear technology for geologic disposal of long-lived nuclear waste consists of borehole repositories directionally drilled deep into suitable host rocks using:
- standard drilling methods
- site characterization techniques to ensure geologic isolation
- patented canister technology to transport and manage fuel assemblies
Directional borehole disposal can provide robust and deep isolation for many types of radioactive waste, expanded location options for repositories as well as modular implementation adaptable to specific waste management programs and inventories.
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Partnering with communities
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Building consensus by engaging stakeholders early and often ensures that a nuclear waste facility is aligned with community values and preferences.
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