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Press Release, May 10, 2022

Deep Isolation CEO a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Bay Area

BERKELEY – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Deep Isolation CEO Liz Muller is a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the United States, the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who ...

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Press Release, March 10, 2022

Deep Isolation Wins $3.6 Million DOE Grant to Develop Universal Nuclear Waste Disposal Canister for Advanced Reactor Spent Fuel

BERKELEY – Deep Isolation, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NAC International, has been awarded a $3.6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a universal nuclear waste disposal canister for advanced reactor waste streams. The project, one of two ...

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Press Release, March 10, 2022

Deep Isolation Joins Oklo Inc., National Laboratories in Winning $4 Million DOE Grant for Spent Fuel Waste Reduction Project

BERKELEY – Deep Isolation, Oklo Inc., and the Argonne and Idaho national laboratories have been jointly awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop the first nuclear fuel recycling and disposal facility in the United States. The project, one of two awarded to Deep Isolation today by ...

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Press Release, February 23, 2022

Waste Management Symposia: Deep Isolation presents research on technical readiness, waste canister design and international stakeholder borehole study

BERKELEY — Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste storage and disposal solutions, will present its latest research in three sessions at Waste Management Symposia 2022, taking place March 6-10 in Phoenix. On March 7 Deep Isolation Director of Systems Engineering Dr. Ethan Bates will present during the session “Developments in Deep Borehole Disposal ...

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Announcement, February 9, 2022

International survey shows 4-of-5 nuclear industry stakeholders support establishing a deep borehole disposal demonstration program

LONDON — New research shows there is growing interest worldwide in the advancement of deep borehole disposal as a solution for nuclear waste. Deep boreholes offer a scalable, modular, and economical disposal solution for spent nuclear fuel and vitrified high-level waste, particularly for countries with smaller waste inventories or those with waste products which may ...

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Press Release, February 4, 2022

Deep Isolation enhances its intellectual property licensing program

Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation announced today an enhanced plan to offer additional license partnership options of its intellectual property for deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste. The goal is to provide prospective commercial and government partners with flexible licensing options to make the Deep Isolation solution more accessible for global waste disposal programs. Via ...

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Press Release, January 13, 2022

Deep borehole repository could be cost-effective waste disposal option for Slovenia’s research reactor and nuclear power plant

LONDON – A preliminary study the ARAO commissioned in partnership with Deep Isolation finds that deep borehole disposal offers a safe, cost-effective solution for disposing of spent fuel from the Slovenia TRIGA II research reactor, set for decommissioning in 2043. Of the options studied, the most cost-effective approach would be to build one deep borehole ...

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Press Release, December 14, 2021

Deep Borehole Disposal a cost-effective option for Croatia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Slovenia

LONDON — Deep borehole disposal is a viable, cost-effective solution for all of the high-level and intermediate-level long-lived nuclear waste that’s being temporarily stored by five countries, according to a feasibility study by Deep Isolation published today by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND). The study was commissioned by NND on behalf of the ERDO Association, a ...

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Press Release, December 9, 2021

Nuclear Regulatory Expert Joins Deep Isolation as General Counsel

John Matthews Brings Three Decades of Experience Berkeley, CA – John Matthews, an expert in nuclear regulatory issues and procedures, has joined Deep Isolation as General Counsel. Matthews has successfully assisted clients in obtaining U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approvals for “first of their kind” commercial transactions involving nuclear power plant sales. Some notable engagements include ...

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Press Release, November 30, 2021

Deep Isolation Acquires Freestone Environmental Services, Established Leader in Nuclear Waste Site Clean-Up Contracts

Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level nuclear waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, announced today it has acquired Freestone Environmental Services, a multi-discipline environmental and water resources consulting firm based in Richland, Wash.  Freestone Environmental, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Deep Isolation, brings to Deep Isolation a team of ...

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