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Deep Isolation has launched an online campaign to educate the public about nuclear waste and gain support for solving the issue to protect the environment, increase energy security, and remove a barrier to nuclear energy.
Work to decommission the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant continues seven years after it shut down, and that includes ongoing discussions about how to permanently dispose of contaminated waste at the Vernon site.
Nuclear energy is a promising solution to the world’s emissions conundrum. Nuclear waste, however, is quickly becoming a topic of debate. Deep Isolation is looking to tackle the problem by burying waste deep underground.
New research affirms that there is growing interest worldwide in deep boreholes as an option for the disposal of nuclear Currently there are about 80 locations in 35 states where spent fuel is being stored, with no long-term plans for disposal.
New research affirms that there is growing interest worldwide in deep boreholes as an option for the disposal of nuclear waste. By Chris Parker
Deep Isolation was founded by Elizabeth Muller and Richard Muller, a father-daughter team in Berkeley. Their ambition is to commercialize technologies that will allow for the digging of 18-inch-diameter holes deep under the earth’s surface and develop a deep geologic repository where nuclear waste can safely be stored and lose its radioactivity over time.
Catherine Clifford of CNBC reports on Deep Isolation and its progress for a nuclear waste disposal solution that can fix a key problem for the nuclear waste industry.
The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel’s Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee has been meeting to assess federal policies and review potential nuclear waste storage methods. During its meeting on Monday, March 28th the panel heard from Deep Isolation about its borehole technology to store such waste.
Kyle Hill, award-winning science education and Sci-comm advisor to the White House created a video about nuclear waste and options for its disposal, including Deep Isolation.
A public-private joint venture to use spent nuclear fuel to power micro reactors received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy, the agency announced recently.