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Press Release, May 7, 2024

Navarro and Deep Isolation Announce Strategic Partnership

Navarro, a leader in the nuclear field and Deep Isolation, a pioneer in nuclear waste disposal solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership to collectively drive forward the safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste in deep geologic boreholes.

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Nuclear Newswire, May 3, 2024

Retrieval of Nuclear Waste Canisters from a Borehole

Deep Isolation has performed two field tests to show that retrieval of nuclear waste packages from a deep borehole is possible using off-the-shelf oil and gas exploration tools. Together, this data and field test results present compelling evidence that retrievability from boreholes can be assured if retrievability is desired for a given period of time.

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Ignition, Mar 4, 2024

Deep Isolation Is Thinking Ahead

Deep Isolation and its partners have built a first prototype of a nuclear waste disposal canister. It’s an important step toward a working system to safely dispose of spent fuel in boreholes deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

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Nuclear AMRC, Feb 29, 2024

First prototype delivered for Deep Isolation

Deep Isolation and partners including the Nuclear AMRC have completed the manufacture of a full-size prototype canister for the safe geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in deep boreholes.

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Geo Drilling International, Feb 8, 2024

Fermi Energia selects Deep Isolation for spent fuel disposal

Fermi Energia, an Estonian company pioneering the use of small modular reactor (SMR) technology to support energy security and a net-zero energy market for Estonia, has announced that it has selected Deep Isolation’s technology as its solution for storage and disposal of SMR spent fuel.

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Postimees, Feb 7, 2024

Fermi Energia jätkab tuumajäätmete ladestuskoha uuringut

Eestisse tuumajaama rajamise eest seisev Fermi Energia ja USA radioaktiivsete materjalide ning tuumajäätmete geoloogilise ladustamisega tegelev ettevõte Deep Isolation sõlmisid kolmapäeval koostööleppe jätkamaks põhjalikke uuringuid tuumajäätmete süvapuurauk-tehnoloogial põhineva lõppladustuse rajamiseks Eestisse.

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NIC United States, Feb 7, 2024

USNIC Key Mover Update Fermi Energia selects Deep Isolation as its technology provider for spent fuel disposal

An Estonian company pioneering the use of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology to support energy security and a net-zero energy market for Estonia, today announced that it has selected Deep Isolation’s technology as its solution for storage and disposal of SMR spent fuel. The two companies today have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ...

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Spent Fuel (UxC.com), Sept 22, 2023

Spent Fuel Management Options in Estonia if the Country Goes Nuclear

Estonia’s government may decide next year if it will build a nuclear power plant and is studying several sites across the country to see if any are suitable. Fermi Energia has already investigated deep borehole disposal with Deep Isolation as a waste management option.

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World Nuclear News, July 10, 2023

Study into deep borehole disposal costs at Krško

The radioactive waste management organisations of Slovenia and Croatia have contracted Deep Isolation to deliver a cost study on potential borehole disposal of used fuel and high-level radioactive wastes from the Krško nuclear power plant.

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World Nuclear News, June 9, 2023

Deep borehole demo work to be conducted in Norway

The Deep Borehole Demonstration Center has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norsk Kjernekraft to collaborate on demonstration of deep borehole disposal in Norway. The centre – launched earlier this year – has already begun demonstration work at a site in Cameron, Texas.

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Energy Central, June 8, 2023

One small step toward responsible nuclear waste disposal?

In spite of its hydro and wind power (not to mention fossil fuel) resources, Norway is in the process of considering small nuclear reactors (SMR) for some applications. Far flung population and industrial centers may make SMRs useful to, for example, towns in the far north (above the arctic circle) that rely on fossil fuel ...

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Nuclear Engineering International, April 19, 2023

Waste will see combination of repositories, boreholes, recycling

The long-term toxicity of nuclear waste is the most pervasive argument against nuclear power but spent fuel can be effectively, permanently, and safely dealt with through a combination of deep-hole repositories, boreholes, and recycling.

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Nuclear Engineering International, March 23, 2023

NDA considers Deep Isolation borehole disposal

US-based Deep Isolation EMEA Ltd has published a study, commissioned by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which assessed the role directional borehole technology might play in supporting the UK Government’s strategic commitment to deep geological disposal of nuclear waste.

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The Engineer, March 22, 2023

New study on borehole disposal for nuclear waste

A new report commissioned by the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has found that borehole disposal cannot completely negate the need for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

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GeoDrilling International, March 6, 2023

Deep Borehole Demonstration Centre launches

The new Deep Borehole Demonstration Centre was officially launched at Waste Management Symposia 2023. The Centre, which is an independent, non-profit, science-driven organization – funded on a multinational, public-private-partnership basis, that aims to advance the maturity of the safety case for deep borehole disposal and the technical readiness levels of the disposal concept.

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Nuclear Engineering International, November 3, 2022

Deep thought on disposal

Successfully creating a deep geological disposal site for high-level waste has long been a key challenge for the nuclear industry. Now, a series of breakthroughs seems to show light at the end of the tunnel.

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atw - International Journal for Nuclear Power, November 2022

Innovations in Canister Design could offer improved cost-effectiveness and Flexibility in Nuclear Waste Disposal Systems

Chris Parker, Jesse Sloane, Mark Frei, from Deep Isolation and Steve Sisley from NAC describe the recent advances in canister engineering designs for storage, transportation and disposal of spent fuel assemblies from pressurized water reactors in the International Journal for Nuclear Power, beginning on page 39.

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The Orange County Register, November 7, 2022

Will nuclear renaissance come with waste disposal solution?

Teri Sforza with the Orange Country Register details how other nations are solving the problem of radioactive waste but tons of it still sit at San Onofre. Deep Isolation is mentioned for its deep borehole technology.

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AP, November 2, 2022

Oklo Selected for U.S. DOE Project to Enable Recycling of Used Nuclear Fuel in Partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, Deep Isolation, and Case Western Reserve University

Oklo Inc. has been awarded a $6.1 million cost-share project in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), Deep Isolation, and Case Western Reserve University from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The project is funded under the ARPA-E Converting Used Nuclear Fuel Radioisotopes into Energy (CURIE) program. The CURIE program ...

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World Nuclear News, August 10, 2022

Deep Isolation licenses disposal technology to Amentum

Deep Isolation has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with technical and engineering services provider Amentum to cooperate on the commercialisation of Deep Isolation’s radioactive waste disposal technology around the world.

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Nuclear Engineering International, July 21, 2022

R&D set to minimise waste volumes

A new round of US DOE funding is supporting a swathe of new technologies that aim to effect a dramatic reduction in the volume of waste from the new generation of advanced nuclear reactor technologies.

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The Moxy Voice, July 2, 2022

Climate Change: Swapping Hysteria for Solutions

“Hysteria never helps anyone, and we believe in taking a measured approach to the science,” said Elizabeth. “I think there is as much exaggeration taking place as there is denial of the problem. Science isn’t perfect, and I’m sure there are many things at play we can never be 100 percent sure about. But regardless, ...

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Electrical India

Electrical India, June 25, 2022

Glimpses of global nuclear power industry

The traditional electric power industry has received a big jolt from the sudden outbreak of Russia-Ukraine war. In order to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity at an affordable price with low carbon footprint, most of the countries will now concentrate on harnessing nuclear energy.

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Happy Planet podcast, April 24, 2024

Can deep drilling make nuclear power greener?

Happy Planet podcast talks with entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who are in the trenches fighting for our planet with their innovations. This week’s guest, Elizabeth (Liz) Muller is Co-Founder of Deep Isolation. 

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Energy.Media, April 4, 2024

An Innovative Solution For Nuclear Waste

In an interview with Energy.Media, Elizabeth Muller talks about her passion for climate change and how her Berkeley, CA-based startup safely stores nuclear waste underground.

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MenKus & Associates, January 11, 2024

Safer Now, Safer for Future Generations

In this episode, Liz shares her vision of wanting to solve nuclear waste to help unlock the potential of nuclear power to address global warming. This is an informative and inspiring discussion about what it takes to bring a breakthrough idea into the world. 

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Category Visionaries, Sept 1, 2023

Front Lines: Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth Muller, CEO and Co-Founder of Deep Isolation, talks with us about the nuclear waste disposal solution that’s raised over $22 Million in funding.

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World Nuclear News, September 1, 2022

Deep Isolation’s Elizabeth Muller on nuclear waste disposal

Liz Muller’s portion begins at 22:40. Elizabeth Muller is CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, who talks about her background as an environmentalist and explains why she wanted to “solve” the issue of nuclear waste disposal so that the future growth of nuclear is not held back by negative public perception of the issue. She explains ...

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Atomic Insights, August 9, 2022

The Power Hungry Podcast: Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth Muller is the CEO of Deep Isolation, a Berkeley-based company that seeks to resolve America’s nuclear waste challenge by using technology borrowed from the oil and gas business. In this episode, she explains why the waste issue must be solved before the nuclear sector can have a full renaissance, why Deep Isolation must have ...

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Press Release, May 7, 2024

Navarro and Deep Isolation Announce Strategic Partnership

Navarro, a leader in the nuclear field and Deep Isolation, a pioneer in nuclear waste disposal solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership to collectively drive forward the safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste in deep geologic boreholes.

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Press Release, March 11, 2024

Deep Isolation CEO and Experts Present during Waste Management 2024 in Phoenix, AZ

PHOENIX AZ, March 11, 2024 — Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste storage and disposal solutions, will present its three latest publications and offer insights into site screening criteria at Waste Management Symposia 2024. The conference is taking place at the Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ from March 10 through March 14, 2024.

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Press Release, August 28, 2023

Deep Isolation Announces New Award with the US Department of Energy on Sequential Advancement of Technology for Deep Borehole Disposal as Part of $9 Million Funding Initiative

Deep Isolation is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s $9 million “CREATE” funding initiative to help shore up domestic energy production, improve energy efficiency and reliability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Deep Isolation’s selected project will deliver testing and demonstration of key technologies for deep borehole disposal at a test facility in Cameron, Texas managed by the non-profit Deep Borehole Demonstration Center.

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Press Release, July 6, 2023

Deep Isolation wins new contract to prepare cost estimates for deep borehole disposal of Krško spent fuel

Deep Isolation EMEA Limited has been contracted by the radioactive waste management organizations of Slovenia and Croatia, ARAO and the Fund for financing the decommissioning of the Krško NPP (Fond-NEK) respectively, to deliver a cost study for the potential borehole disposal of spent fuel and high-level radioactive wastes from the Krško Nuclear Power Plant.

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Press Release, Feb 22, 2023

Deep Isolation Signs Agreement for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

Deep Isolation US LLC (Deep Isolation) entered into a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC (SIMCO), the new Management and Operation contractor for the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). SIMCO’s parent is Bechtel National, Inc.

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Press Release, December 1, 2022

Deep Isolation to research deep borehole disposal as part of EPRI DOE grant to study uranium recovery options for next gen reactors

LONDON – Deep Isolation announced today it is part of a grant project awarded to EPRI, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Southern Company Research and Development. The $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is for a joint nuclear research and development project focused on nuclear fuel management options to help ...

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EPRI Press Release, November 17, 2022

EPRI Receives DOE Award to Research Uranium Recovery Options for the Next Generation of Reactors

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2022) – – EPRI, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Southern Company Research and Development, and Deep Isolation announced today they have been awarded $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a joint nuclear research and development project. The project is focused on nuclear fuel management options to help power ...

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Press Announcement, October 27, 2022

Deep Isolation partners with Fermi Energia to explore borehole solutions for spent nuclear fuel and vitrified waste

London — Deep Isolation announced today it will team up with Fermi Energia to further explore a deep borehole repository disposal solution for a proposed small modular reactor design that developers hope will help Estonia in its efforts to achieve net zero emissions. Deep Isolation will work with Fermi Energia to analyze the costs and ...

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Press Announcement, September 29, 2022

Nuclear Industry expert Steve Nesbit joins Deep Isolation as Utilities Advisor

Berkeley — Steve Nesbit, an expert in policy relating to nuclear power, has joined Deep Isolation as a Utilities Advisor. Nesbit is the founder of LMNT Consulting Company and joins Deep Isolation as a consultant after a 40-year career in the nuclear power industry.  Nesbit’s career included 37 years at Duke Energy, where he most ...

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Press Release, September 19, 2022

Deep Isolation offers opportunity to enable nuclear power expansion

Berkeley —The lack of a viable spent fuel disposal solution remains an obstacle to the increasing global interest in nuclear power that guarantees energy security and helps enable a net zero world. Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal solutions, is today kicking off an opportunity for investors to participate in the only ...

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Press Release, July 11, 2022

Solving Nuclear Waste Enables Future for Nuclear Energy

SEOUL — As governments worldwide are prioritizing the development of nuclear energy, there is increasing interest in nuclear waste disposal. So far, the U.S.-Korean partnership on nuclear has focused largely on power production (such as the collaboration between NuScale and Doosan). And now that Europe has determined that nuclear must have a waste solution to ...

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