Deep Borehole Repository Study For Slovenia’s Triga II Research Reactor

Nuclear waste management company Deep Isolation has been awarded a contract to conduct a borehole feasibility study for Arao, Slovenia’s radioactive waste management organisation.

The study will examine whether a deep borehole repository could dispose of spent fuel from Slovenia’s Triga II research reactor at the Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana.

The 1960s-era reactor, one of 66 of its kind worldwide, produces radioactive isotopes for medical research and for training. It is scheduled to be shut down in 2043.

Deep Isolation’s deep borehole disposal solution combines established directional drilling techniques with technologies and processes that can be deployed in many geologies.

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