A Safe and Permanent Solution for Nuclear Waste Disposal

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Drilling RigOn January 16, 2019, Deep Isolation hosted a first-of-its-kind technology demonstration that revealed how patented design and technology combined with mature drilling techniques brings new options for nuclear waste disposal.

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Nuclear waste builds up without a disposal solution.

Around the world, about 400,000 metric tonnes of radioactive spent fuel is temporarily stored in pools and dry casks above ground. No spent nuclear fuel anywhere in the world has yet been placed in a permanent repository.

In the U.S., 1 in 3 Americans lives within 50 miles of the ~80,000 metric tonnes of waste temporarily stored above ground, waiting for permanent storage. Many sites are above ground and exposed to open air.

Sources: Deep Isolation analysis of country-level and regional-level data in IAEA 2018 and ANS: Nuclear News (March 2018)

 

Deep Isolation has a solution:

Deep Isolation is a new option, both in the U.S. and around the world.  Our safe and cost-effective solution takes advantage of mature drilling technology to place canisters containing waste in deep horizontal drillholes.

Isolating waste in deep, stable rock formations provides unparalleled safety for permanently disposing of nuclear waste.

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Deep Isolation is supported by a diverse
panel of industry experts

Deep Isolation is adapting recently developed drilling technologies to make disposal of nuclear fuel less expensive and even safer than other approaches. This is a technology that could prove important, not only in the US, but around the world.

Steven ChuFormer US Secretary of Energy and Nobel Laureate

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Citizens are concerned and want
Government to take action.

A recent survey conducted by the GfK KnowledgePanel Omnibus revealed that 90% of Americans support innovation to help solve the nuclear waste problem.

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Another survey in June conducted by the GfK KnowledgePanel Omnibus across 23 states showed that the vast majority of Americans agree their state should make it a priority to find a solution for nuclear waste disposal. As part of that solution, Americans are adamantly averse to transporting waste long distances above ground. Most favor permanent underground disposal as a solution.

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