Deep Isolation Discusses International Strategies and Stakeholder Involvement for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal at Industry-Leading Conferences

Press Release, March 9, 2020

Deep Isolation Discusses International Strategies and Stakeholder Involvement for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal at Industry-Leading Conferences

Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste storage and disposal solutions, will present its stakeholder involvement effort at Waste Management Symposia in Phoenix Arizona, March 8-12, 2020, and will participate in a panel discussion on international strategies for nuclear waste disposal at the International Youth Nuclear Congress in Sydney Australia, March 8-13, 2020.

Deep Isolation’s Sam Brinton, Director of Legislative Affairs, will speak in the panel session “Regional and International Repositories for Radioactive Waste: Cooperation and Feasibility” at the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 1:00 pm local time.  Sam will be joined by Paul Bertsch from CSIRO, Geordan Graetz from ANSTO, and Elsa Lemaître-xavier from ANDRA, to discuss regional and international disposal facilities and feasibility in terms of national view, international law, safeguards, and public concern.  Brinton is a nuclear engineer with experience in waste management policy formation, having advised the U.S. government and written successful legislation.

The International Youth Nuclear Congress is a global event attended by several hundred leading professionals in the nuclear industry. Under the theme Diversity in Nuclear, the International Youth Nuclear Congress will promote and enable the diversity of people engaged in the peaceful uses and applications of nuclear science and technology. 

Jim Hamilton, Director of Partnerships at Deep Isolation and industry professional with decades of experience in stakeholder engagement and social risk management, will discuss the company’s site selection and engagement program launched in December 2019. Hamilton will present the company’s approach in the panel session “Stakeholder Involvement in Consolidated ISF Storage, Disposal, and Transportation Initiatives” on Thursday, March 12, at 1:00 pm local time, and will discuss the elements needed to successfully engage stakeholders and community members for nuclear waste storage and disposal. Hamilton has over 25 years of experience in the public, private, and NGO sectors and has advised the U.S. Department of Energy on its spent fuel management program.

WM Symposia is a premier non-profit organization focused on global radioactive waste management. Attended by more than 2,400 nuclear waste industry delegates from more than 35 countries, this year’s theme focuses on Reducing Long-Term Environmental Liability Through Efficient, Effective Clean-Up.

Deep Isolation has gained significant traction with a public demonstration of its technology, three technical papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Energies, and most recently its strategic partnership with Bechtel National, Inc., and NAC International Inc.


About Deep Isolation 
Deep Isolation is a leading innovator in nuclear waste storage and disposal. Founded upon values of environmental stewardship, scientific ingenuity, and social license, Deep Isolation offers a solution that leverages directional drilling technology to safely isolate nuclear waste deep underground.

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