A Safe and Permanent Solution for Nuclear Waste Disposal
1 in 3 Americans lives within 50 miles of a
nuclear waste storage site.
Many sites are above ground and exposed to open air. No present solution has been approved by the U.S. Government for permanent storage.
Globally, about 400,000 tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel waste are awaiting a disposal solution.
SOURCE: Modified from GAO (2012) and updated with information from Ux Consulting (2017) and International Atomic Energy Agency.
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.
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.