California-based Deep Isolation claims to have the answer to the world’s spent nuclear fuel problem, with more than 30 countries playing host to a growing stockpile of radioactive waste. Based out of California, the company has developed technology it claims can solve a problem its CEO Elizabeth Muller argues is second only to climate change in terms of its environmental severity. Capitalising on advances in drilling technology, the solution involves storing the spent nuclear fuel in corrosion-resistant canisters and placing them in drillholes deep beneath the earth at sites near where the waste was produced so as to minimise costs.
Compelo 12 th Feb 2019 read more »
RADIOACTIVE waste could one day be stored deep beneath the Pembrokeshire countryside. Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) – set up by the government – is on the look-out for a suitable site in which to dispose of radioactive waste. England and Wales have been divided into sub-regions, three of which include parts of Pembrokeshire, which could potentially house an underground geological disposal facility (GDF). St Davids and its surrounding coastline, up to North Wales, and an area starting at St Brides Bay and leading south-east to Swansea are among the regions being assessed for their suitability.
Western Telegraph 12th Feb 2019 read more »