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Blog by Dr. Ethan Bates, June 22, 2022

Features, Events and Processes Prioritization for Deep Borehole Repository

By Dr. Ethan Bates Deep Isolation Director of Systems Engineering Dr. Ethan Bates presented his paper, co-authored with borehole sciences expert John Midgley, titled Features, Events, and Processes Prioritization for Deep Borehole Disposal Concepts in Crystalline Rock and Shale, at the American Nuclear Society Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this month. We sat down with ...

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Blog by Kari Hulac, May 2, 2022

Solve Nuclear Waste: A New Effort to Advocate for a Solution

By Kari Hulac At Deep Isolation we are all here for one reason: To solve a decades-old environmental problem that most people never even think about. Yes, that is as difficult as it sounds. It’s so difficult, in fact, that most governments around the world have yet to solve it while ratepayer dollars allotted for ...

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Blog by Betsy Madru, April 22, 2022

Making Progress Toward a Permanent Disposal Site for Nuclear Waste Will Build Public Confidence in Interim Storage

By Betsy Madru In 2012, the U.S. Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future was formed by the Secretary of Energy to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. One of the Commission’s recommendations was to use consent-based siting approaches to determine a location for a ...

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Blog by Chris Parker, March 24, 2022

International stakeholder survey shows 8-of-10 nuclear stakeholders support full-scale borehole demonstration project

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article that was originally published in the March edition of Nuclear Engineering International’s magazine, which is available via a subscription here. You can view our paper, “Implementing Deep Borehole Disposal: Study of International Stakeholder Views from Regulatory, Policy & WMO Communities,” presented at the March Waste Management ...

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Blog by Kari Hulac, January 4, 2022

Meet Monica Mwanje, Advocating for a More Inclusive Nuclear Workforce

Since Deep Isolation was founded more than five years ago we’ve sought to assemble an advisory board that includes preeminent experts, Nobel laureates, leaders in nuclear energy science, technology, and policy, and entrepreneurs who value innovation. In addition to those leadership qualities, inclusion and diversity is also important to us as a company. We were ...

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Blog by Kari Hulac, November 30, 2021

Meet the CEO of Freestone, a Newly Acquired Deep Isolation Subsidiary

Can recruiting an ace volleyball player lead to a 17-year business partnership? Apparently so, says Steve Airhart, CEO of Freestone Environmental Services, the newly acquired wholly-owned subsidiary of Deep Isolation. Airhart, who studied geology at the University of Montana and launched a career in environmental consulting at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was playing in ...

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Blog by Sam Brinton and Jessica Chow, November 22, 2021

Solving the Nuclear Waste Problem Removes Barrier to Nuclear

At COP26 earlier this month, the glaring absence of nuclear energy as a central discussion topic highlights the uphill challenge this clean energy source has in being recognized as a key player in fighting global warming. Right before COP26 started, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi stated, “Nuclear energy provides more ...

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Blog by Kari Hulac, July 28, 2021

Deep Borehole Expert Joins Deep Isolation

Deep Isolation is pleased to welcome its newest team member: Ethan Bates, Director of Systems Engineering. Dr. Bates, a nuclear engineer who received his doctorate from MIT in 2015, is an expert in reactor safety and nuclear systems integration and has worked for more than five years with leading advanced nuclear companies. In 2014 he ...

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Blog by Kari Hulac, June 8, 2021

Our Podcast Celebrates its First Year

When I was hired at Deep Isolation in early 2020, I was eager to apply my experience in news, social media and renewable energy marketing to a new-to-me topic: nuclear waste disposal. However, of the skills listed on my resume, “podcast host” was not among them. So when two weeks into my job I found ...

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Blog by Liz Muller, June 1, 2021

Deep Isolation Marks Five-Year Anniversary

When Richard Muller and I founded Deep Isolation five years ago, we were inspired by a strong desire to do big things to help fight global warming. It was evident to us that nuclear energy would have to be part of the low-carbon energy mix but that it had to be done responsibly and that ...

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