Reduce the risk and liability of your growing spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste inventories with a Deep Isolation solution. Our three-step plan provides steady progress and is adaptable to specific location factors.
Solution Life Cycle
This complete report delivers an IAEA-compliant evidential base with a fully costed business case. We conduct a comprehensive feasibility assessment that includes:
- Initial analysis to investigate suitable locations
- A delivery roadmap that considers regulatory requirements
- A map of the stakeholder environment
This stage demonstrates a working solution with community engagement, site characterization, and a test drillhole. Cold operations review 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 drillhole 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.