How Do You Leave a Warning That Lasts as Long as Nuclear Waste? Burying radioactive waste is widely seen as the safest way to dispose of it. Researchers are exploring how we tell future generations about the decisions we make today. It is difficult to predict how future generations will behave, what they will value and where they will want to go. Second, creating, maintaining and transmitting records of where waste is dumped will be essential in helping future generations protect themselves from the decisions we make today. Decisions that include how to dispose of some of today’s most hazardous material: high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants.
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Berkeley, California-based Deep Isolation has developed a solution for the management of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) by emplacing it in corrosion-resistant canisters placed in deep horizontal drillholes. The agreement will see the two companies collaborate to advance the technical aspects of Deep Isolation’s design for canister storage, disposal and equipment for transferring used fuel and HLW from existing storage areas to a Deep Isolation repository, using NAC’s dry fuel storage technologies.
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