Waste Isolation Services
Around the world, nuclear energy and defense programs have generated thousands of tons of spent fuel and other radioactive wastes. As a result, many state and national governments have embarked on large-scale programs to develop ways of isolating these wastes for the many thousands of years that they will remain hazardous. The majority of these programs have determined that deep geologic isolation represents the best disposal option.
INTERA has been a key contributor to high-profile waste isolation projects both domestically and internationally. We have provided long-term support for nearly all of the high-level radioactive waste disposal programs in the U.S. and Canada, most programs in Europe, and several in Japan. Our expertise includes site selection and characterization studies, deep-well hydraulic testing and analysis, and performance assessment of proposed or existing waste storage facilities.
These same capabilities and experience make INTERA uniquely qualified to support more recent programs aimed at the sequestration of anthropogenic CO2 in geologic formations. Geologic sequestration (geosequestration) is one of the many technological alternatives being considered for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants and other industrial sources. Our geoscience and engineering experts add value to all aspects of geosequestration projects from site screening to risk assessment and performance verification.
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