US Navarro Research & Engineering, and Deep Isolation have entered into a strategic partnership to advance the safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste in deep geologic boreholes. Navarro and Deep Isolation will jointly develop strategies to demonstrate the feasibility of Deep Isolation’s solutions for disposal of high-level waste (HLW) in the US and abroad.

“This partnership between Navarro and Deep Isolation will capitalise on the experience and expertise of the two companies to solve nuclear waste challenges across the nation,” said Navarro Senior Vice-President Connie Flohr. Elizabeth Muller, co-founder CEO at Deep Isolation said: “Navarro and Deep Isolation share the same vision and passion for the industry to progress rapidly on the nuclear waste issue, and I look forward to this collaboration.”

Deep Isolation has entered into several partnerships over the years including with Amentum, Bechtel, NAC International and several advanced reactor companies.

Deep Isolation’s patented technology for deep geological disposal of nuclear waste combined with Navarro’s trusted experience in nuclear services will foster the development of comprehensive, nuclear waste solutions that keep the health and safety of the environment and local communities at the forefront.

Deep Isolation is developing systems to dispose of used fuel from commercial nuclear reactors using horizontal drill hole technology. Navarro is a US federal government contractor that provides client-focused solutions to complex challenges in the nuclear, environmental and clean energy field. It is main provider of nuclear safety and nuclear criticality safety at the decommissioned Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and has been providing nuclear material packaging, fire protection and criticality safety support to the Y-12 National Security Complex for over three decades.