Opinion: Deep Borehole Nuclear Waste Disposal Just Got A Whole Lot More Likely

Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, June 24, 2019.

Deep Isolation is a recent start-up company from Berkeley that seeks to dispose of nuclear waste safely at a much lower cost than existing strategies.

The borehole technology was developed to frack natural gas and oil wells, but Deep Isolation realized it could dispose of nuclear waste just as well.

Today the company announced it was partnering with nuclear giant Bechtel National, Inc. to bring Deep Isolation’s patented technology to fruition.

Read the entire story here.

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