Press Release, March 5, 2019

Deep Isolation Introduces Nuclear Waste Disposal Innovations at WM2019

March 6, 2019, COO Rod Baltzer Will Present Innovation for the Storage and Disposal of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel at the annual Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix AZ

Phoenix, AZ – Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal solutions, will present their solution for spent nuclear fuel disposal at the 45th annual Waste Management Symposium on Wednesday, March 6th. The annual conference draws over 2,000 policy makers, industry representatives, and nuclear experts from around the world to exchange ideas and develop potential solutions to managing and dispositioning radioactive waste.

“We have something new to address a pressing global issue,” says Rod Baltzer, Deep Isolation’s Chief Operating Officer. “We have a solution to dispose of spent nuclear fuel deep underground. Our horizontal drillhole repository concept can remove the need for transportation and we have solved the retrievability concerns with borehole disposal approaches. We think others will be as enthusiastic as we are about the benefits we are bringing to the table.”

The Deep Isolation discussion will begin at 3:45 p.m. in Room 105C at the Phoenix Convention Center. Rod Baltzer will participate during the Innovation for the Storage and Disposal of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel track, part of Session 098 in the WM2019 program, Stabilization/Immobilization of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-Lived Alpha/TRU. The company will also exhibit the solution at booth #427.

High Level Waste (HLW) and Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) have been stranded at points of generation waiting on a permanent, safe disposal solution. Billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on permanent nuclear waste disposal.  Over 30 countries play host to a growing stockpile of radioactive waste in need of a solution. Deep Isolation offers a solution that provides a deep geologic repository at the point of generation, removes the need for long-haul transportation, and can be deployed worldwide.


About Deep Isolation
Berkeley based Deep Isolation is a leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal solutions. Founded through a passion for environmental stewardship, scientific ingenuity, and American entrepreneurship, Deep Isolation’s world-class team of experts has developed a patented solution using directional drilling to safely secure waste deep underground. For more information, contact