The Future of Nuclear Waste

Futurist and author Trond Arne Undheim interviews Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, the nuclear waste disposal startup, which she has founded together with renowned physicist Richard Muller, who is also her father. 


The takeaway is that nuclear waste is indeed a futuristic topic, given that Deep Isolation has a one million year time horizon on the efficacy of their technology. It’s also interesting that drilling technology can be deployed to place canisters of nuclear waste in deep horizontal drill holes utilizing stable rock formations as a protective barrier.  


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