Modular horizontal borehole repository could cut disposal costs in half compared to mined solution.
Deep Isolation and NAC International are to cooperate in the design, development, and manufacturing of Deep Isolation’s disposal canister technology.
Jim Voss appeared on ABC News Radio across the north and west of South Australia during his time down under. “Deep Isolation drills vertical holes roughly one kilometer deep and then drills horizontally to store the waste.”
“Taxpayers bleed billions while federal government mulls what to do with millions of pounds of radioactive spent fuel. Among geologists, there are givens: Humans don’t build things that last a million years. And only the bowels of Earth itself can be trusted to swallow — forever — the radioactive nuclear waste that humans have created.” – Orange County Register
Jack and Pauk Talk with Sam Brinton about the economics and politics of nuclear waste. Bedies working on nuclear issues with Deep Isolation, Brinton is also the head of advocacy and government affairs at the Trevor Project where they advance policies to help LGBTQ youth in crisis.
Today’s guest is Dr. Richard Muller, who is the current CTO of Deep Isolation, a company which aims to solve the nuclear waste issue. He is a professor Emeritus of Physics at UC Berkeley.
“This is secure, safe and backed by sound science,” Chief Operating Officer Rod Baltzer said Wednesday at a RadWaste Summit panel in Henderson. “We do think it’s time to consider alternatives,” he told conference attendees. “This is a problem that just keeps growing.”
Chief Operating Officer Rod Baltzer Introduces the Deep Isolation Solution on September 4, 2019, at the Annual Radwaste Summit in Henderson, Nevada
Taking a page from Silicon Valley, the startup company Deep Isolation hopes to fast-track a new nuclear waste storage and disposal technology. A subscription is required to read this publication.
Jessica Sondgeroth reports on California-based Deep Isolation, in partnership with Bechtel, believes that as a private-sector venture it can do better than the government in persuading local communities about the benefits of the approach. Adding the company would have to show that the geological formations selected for drillholes “have been isolated for millions of years.” said Muller. A subscription is required to read this publication.