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Blog by Jessica Chow, May 11, 2021

Demystifying Nuclear Waste: Answers to Your Questions

The issue of nuclear waste and the history of how it has been handled in the United States and worldwide is a complicated one. When it comes to discussing the issue of finding solutions, the conversations can be difficult due to conflicting opinions and viewpoints. Growing up, nuclear waste was not a topic that ever ...

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Guest Blog by Zeke Hausfather, Apr. 8, 2021

Our Changing Climate and the Accelerating Energy Transition

On March 12 climate scientist Dr. Zeke Hausfather, Director of Climate and Energy for The Breakthrough Institute and research scientist for Berkeley Earth, was among several experts to offer testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a session titled “The Science Behind Impacts of the Climate Crisis.” This ...

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Q&A Blog, Mar. 15, 2021

Science of Hydrogeology is Crucial to Deep Geologic Disposal of Nuclear Waste

In December 2020, the peer-reviewed journal Energies published a new paper by the Deep Isolation technical and geo-science team that explores what might happen if a deep borehole repository for nuclear waste had an improperly sealed access hole connecting the disposal section of the repository to the Earth’s surface. In a recent blog post, Deep ...

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WM Symposia

Q&A Blog, Mar. 3, 2021

Getting Prepped for #WMSym 2021

Next week, two Deep Isolation company leaders, Chief Operating Officer Rod Baltzer and Director of Partnerships Jim Hamilton, will be presenting at Waste Management Symposia 2021, an annual conference that provides an opportunity for education and information exchange among those in the radwaste industry. For this year’s event, featuring the theme “Reducing Risk Through Sound ...

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Blog by Stefan Finsterle, Jan. 14, 2021

Sealing of a Deep Horizontal Borehole Repository for Nuclear Waste

A paper on the impact of poor borehole sealing on repository performance written by Stefan Finsterle, Cal Cooper, Richard A. Muller, John Grimsich and John Apps, has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Energies. The paper is available online and for download. A deep horizontal borehole repository offers strong isolation of nuclear waste. The safety afforded ...

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Blog by Rod Baltzer, Jan. 12, 2021

How a Day in Texas Helped Put Our Nuclear Waste Solution into Play

This month marks the two-year anniversary of a Deep Isolation milestone that’s worth pausing to reflect upon as we’re setting our 2021 goals. As recently as 2018, nuclear industry professionals had dismissed the idea that a newcomer could help solve the nuclear waste problem, a serious environmental challenge that has yet to be addressed globally.   ...

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Advanced reactor concept

Blog by Jessica Chow, Jan. 4, 2021

Advanced Nuclear Expands Clean Energy Options in a Power-Hungry World

The warmest 10 years on record have all occurred since 1998, with the top eight in the past decade. Climate change is one of society’s most pressing problems as it leads to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, arctic ice melt, and the displacement of coastal communities.  While the news may seem dire, global warming ...

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Lightbulbs

Blog by Liz Muller, Dec. 9, 2020

Nuclear Waste Provides Exciting Opportunity for Cleantech Investors

Sixty-nine years ago something happened in a small desert town that changed the course of history. Dec. 20 will mark the anniversary of the day that the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I became the first power plant to produce usable electricity through atomic fission.   The illumination of just four lightbulbs at the plant, a humble but significant ...

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Deep Isolation CEO Elizabeth Muller

Blog by Liz Muller, Nov. 18, 2020

Nuclear Waste Needs to be Part of Climate Change Discussion

As CEO of the nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation, my main focus is using innovation to solve the decades-old problem of what to do with nuclear waste. But finding solutions to the world’s toughest environmental problems is also reflected in my work with Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that’s a widely respected source of independent ...

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