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Blog by Zann Aeck, June 1, 2020

New Podcast-Vlog Series: Nuclear Waste: The Whole Story

“Without listening and respect there can be no solution.” — Elizabeth Muller, Deep Isolation CEO At Deep Isolation we believe that listening is one of the most important elements of creating a successful nuclear waste disposal program. A core company value is to seek out and listen to different perspectives on the matters of nuclear

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Evan Addesso

Blog by Evan Addesso, Director of Business Development, April 23, 2020

Foundation Study is a First Step to Nuclear Waste Disposal

Governments worldwide have spent decades trying to solve the problem of how to dispose of nuclear waste. Of the 31 countries that have or have had nuclear reactors, there is not a single open and operating mined repository for spent nuclear fuel, and only a handful have attained sustained progress. There are many reasons the

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Mary Woollen, Dir. of Community Engagement

Blog by Mary Woollen, April 10, 2020

Through is the Only Way Through Nuclear Waste Disposal Impasse

New safety calculations report offers a science-based starting point for a conversation about nuclear waste disposal. Robert Frost, 1954Ruohomaa/Black Star Through and Through Len says one steady pull more ought to do it. He says the best way out is always through. And I agree to that, or in so far As that I can

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Blog by Jessica Chow, Deep Isolation Intern, February 7, 2020

Nuclear Waste: A Social Responsibility

The longer we wait to address nuclear waste, the more problematic it becomes for future generations. Big problems demand big solutions.

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Blog by Aristidis (Aries) Loumis, October 9, 2019

Deep Isolation Visits Diablo Canyon

The reason for the visit was for some of our employees to see a nuclear reactor for the first time. What better place to do it than in our own backyard of San Luis Obispo, California? Home of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant, and home to some controversy on its waste products, and what to

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Mary Woollen, Dir. of Community Engagement

Blog by Mary Woollen, September 10, 2019

Acknowledging a Need for Change at the RadWaste Summit

It is said of Las Vegas that “whatever happens here, stays here”.  Vegas—a city of lights, sin, dreams, casinos, pop-up marriages, gambling, wine slushies and— a conference on nuclear waste.  I will keep the Vegas promise and remain quiet about all—except the last one.  Get this… For three days I participated in the RadWaste Summit

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North Portal of Yucca Mountain

Blog by Rod Baltzer, COO of Deep Isolation

Viewpoint: Yucca Mountain

I’ve spoken to a lot of people over the past year about Deep Isolation and our deep, geologic horizontal drilling solution for nuclear waste.  One frequent question I hear is “what is Deep Isolation’s position on Yucca Mountain as a repository for the US”? While there has been an extensive amount of time and effort

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Blog by Joe Payer, Corrosion and Reliability Engineer

The “Right Stuff” for Nuclear Waste Disposal Canisters

The metal canisters that will hold the spent fuel or other high-level nuclear waste are part of Deep Isolation’s engineered barrier system; the canisters directly protect the waste from mechani­cal impact, exposure to the chemical environment, and contact with fluids. One of the key decisions then, to ensure the canister’s usefulness as a barrier, is

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