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International Journal for Nuclear Power, March 1, 2021

Future of Nuclear Industry Brighter if Nuclear Waste Issue Can Be Solved

Founded in 2016 by environmentalist Elizabeth Muller and University of California, Berkeley, physicist Richard Muller, Deep Isolation uses an innovative approach to deep geologic disposal. The founders believe that we have a responsibility to find a disposal solution that can be implemented in reasonable timeframes, rather than passing on the problem to future generations.

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Nuclear Engineering International, February 3, 2021

Estonia looks to deep boreholes for radwaste disposal

A new Deep Isolation study commissioned by advanced reactor deployment company Fermi Energia discusses the potential suitability of areas in Estonia considered for siting a deep horizontal borehole repository for nuclear waste.

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SpentFUEL, February 5, 2021

Deep Isolation Study Shows Potential for Nuclear Waste Disposal in Estonia

Fermi Energia, the Estonian privately-held energy company working to develop a small modular reactor (SMR) to ensure the country’s energy supply, commissioned Berkeley based Deep Isolation to conduct a study to examine the potential suitability of certain areas in Estonia that are under consideration for siting a deep horizontal borehole repository for nuclear waste.

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The Baltic Times, February 1, 2021

Fermi Energia: Nuclear waste could potentially be stored in Estonia

 According to a survey commissioned by the company Fermi Energia, which seeks to set up a modular nuclear power plant in Estonia, several areas of Estonia could be potentially cleared by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the establishment of a deep well storage facility for used nuclear fuel. 

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World Nuclear News, February 1, 2021

Estonia’s geology suitable for deep borehole repository

There are no fundamental geologic limitations to disposing of radioactive waste in deep horizontal boreholes in Estonia, a study conducted by US nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation on behalf of Fermi Energia has concluded.

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SpentFUEL, January 8, 2021

Deep Borehole Disposal Could Be a Viable Path for Managing the Back-end of the Fuel Cycle

 The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a technical report that identifies and evaluates some of the most important elements for planning, siting, licensing, and implementing deep borehole storage and disposal for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) co-located with an operating advanced nuclear power plant. 

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World Nuclear News, November 20, 2020

Deep Isolation secures funding, launches Estonian study

Deep Isolation’s CEO says that the raise of USD20 million in funding shows that “socially responsible investors” are willing to support the company’s mission to become an integral part of a low-carbon future. They have also announced it is collaborating with Fermi Energia on a preliminary study into using Deep Isolation’s horizontal deep borehole solution ...

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San Francisco Business Times, November 18, 2020

Berkeley nuclear disposal startup Deep Isolation lands $20 million

This article is behind a paywall: Deep Isolation, a Berkeley startup working toward a permanent nuclear waste disposal solution using drilling technologies, said Wednesday that it has closed on a $20 million Series A round led by nuclear industry leader NAC International Inc.

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