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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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