Reduce the risk and liability of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste inventories with Deep Isolation nuclear waste solutions. Our three-step roadmap provides steady progress and is adaptable to specific location factors.
Nuclear Waste Solution Roadmap
Our comprehensive feasibility assessment investigates suitable geologies based on waste inventory, characteristics, and applicable standards. A Deep Isolation Foundation Study delivers:
- An IAEA-compliant structured economic and strategic business case
- High-level generic design for a Deep Isolation repository tailored to geologic and regulatory requirements
- A tailored roadmap for the further work needed to demonstrate and implement Deep Isolation’s solution
This stage demonstrates a working solution with community engagement, site characterization, and demonstration facility. Operational design for fuel transfer, placement, retrievability and safety procedures can also be completed with our technology partners and local providers.
As the final step, the deep borehole repository is operationalized including fuel assembly transfer into custom-fit canisters and emplacement. This includes:
- Regulatory compliance
- Continued stakeholder engagement
- Repository monitoring
- Material handling activities
- Retrieval procedures
The Deep Isolation Difference
Engagement starts early to build trust, partnership, and consent. Our local partnership continues throughout the process to bring benefit to communities.
Location assessment occurs in conjunction with academic and scientific organizations to determine areas with suitable geology.
Directional drilling, canister design, and fuel handling that is backed by the expertise of global partners like Bechtel.
Safe and successful delivery is ensured by our industry-leading team of experts, renowned advisors, reputable partners, and an extended community of independent reviewers.
Benefits of our Nuclear Waste Solutions
World-leading science and innovation with mature technologies
Roadmap process for optimal design & operations
Early and inclusive stakeholder engagement
Demonstration planning and delivery
Solution licensing and delivery partner options
A range of flexible licensing partnerships are available to access our extensive intellectual property to plan and implement a Deep Isolation borehole disposal solution. Whether a government or a commercial partner, we endeavor to bring flexibility and choice to meet your waste management goals.
Introductory White Paper
Deep Isolation delivers the benefits of deep geological disposal, but with significant additional benefits that make it a practical, lower-cost and safe alternative to a traditional mined repository.
Backed by the Expertise of Industry Leaders
Bechtel National, Inc., part of the largest engineering and construction company in the United States will support Deep Isolation’s sales and engineering capabilities as well as the capacity to deliver its solution around the world. Moreover, Bechtel can now offer Deep Isolation’s solution for decommissioning projects.
NAC International, a leading nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specializing in casks and canister systems for nuclear materials transport and spent fuel storage and disposal will design, manufacture and supply the canisters that will be used to store and/or dispose of nuclear waste in Deep Isolation repositories.
Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry and supports Deep Isolation with surface and downhole drilling technology.