Felix Todd asks Liz Muller questions about Deep Isolation, the severity of the nuclear waste disposal problem and what governments around the world can do to better solve this issue.
A California-based private company demonstrated publicly that prototype canisters built for nuclear waste can be successfully placed and retrieved thousands of feet underground. Read the article with a subscription to SpentFUEL.
Berkeley, California-based private company Deep Isolation has successfully placed and then retrieved a prototype nuclear waste canister hundreds of metres underground via a borehole, in a test the company described as the first of its kind.
The December 14, 2018 issue of SpentFUEL reported the Deep Isolation statement about our successful equipment test of placing a mock disposal canister into an existing horizontal drillhole. Read the article with a subscription to SpentFUEL.
David Middleton comments on the Deep Isolation concept and provides thoughts and information about shale, deep borehole disposal, and drilling technology.
Deep Isolation was covered in the October 12th issue of SpentFUEL as a potential new, innovative technology that could offer a supplement to Yucca Mountain. The article describes the challenges and government options discussed at the Nuclear Energy Insider Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit. Also included in the story is a recap of Rod Baltzer’s presentation about the technology and its benefits. Read the article with a subscription to SpentFUEL.