Deep Isolation CEO on how to solve the world’s spent nuclear fuel issue

Workers on the drilling rig platform at a U.S. test and training facility prepare to lower the Deep Isolation prototype canister into a drillhole 2,200 feet deep and placed 400 feet into the horizontal disposal section using a wireline cable and underground “tractor.” The canister prototype is approximately 4 inches in diameter and 30 inches long using a 30-pound metal tube as the mock-waste payload. The entire package weighed approximately 83 pounds and simulates the weight and dimensions of a capsule used for separated Cesium/Strontium waste (Credit: Deep Isolation)