Deep Isolation understands the challenges the federal government faces in managing nuclear waste. We believe our innovative solution is a safe and exciting option for disposing of this material and that it can help our government meet its commitments to the American people.
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) supports the use of a deep geologic repository for the safe storage and/or disposal of radioactive waste.
Although the NWPA was enacted in 1982, the issue of spent nuclear fuel disposal has plagued Congress for decades and there is still no deep geologic repository for this waste.
Deep Isolation has brought together scientists and experts from both outside and within Washington and created a new, innovative solution using proven technology for burying this waste deep underground in suitable sedimentary rock.
Department of Energy
The NWPA assigns significant responsibility to the Department of Energy (DOE) for determining the means to safely dispose of spent nuclear fuel in a deep geologic repository.
Deep Isolation believes it can help the DOE make headway on this decades-old legal obligation. Deep Isolation also knows that duty and country are part of the American ethos and is proud to offer an actionable solution for this nuclear waste.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Our country’s civilian use of radioactive materials is licensed and regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is responsible for overseeing commercial nuclear power plants and the storage and disposal of nuclear waste.
In the case of spent nuclear fuel, DOE must receive a license from the NRC before permanently disposing of the waste, to ensure that its method has adequate safeguards and is protective of human health and the environment.
Deep Isolation plans to assist DOE in any NRC license application that would implement our innovative solution for the deep geologic disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
We Need Your Help
Sam Brinton is one of many experts at Deep Isolation who support innovative political solutions on nuclear waste policy. Sam earned dual master’s degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Technology & Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I’m excited to work with Deep Isolation on the problem of nuclear waste disposal policy, an issue where my generation has not had an opportunity to participate. Working on nuclear waste disposal in both the technical and political realms is kind of a dream come true.