July 30, 2020

The Future of Nuclear Waste

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 i...


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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Liz Muller

CEo and co-founder, Deep Isolation

lizabeth is Co-Founder and CEO of Deep Isolation, a start-up company providing a safe and permanent solution for nuclear waste disposal.

She is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Berkeley Earth, a public-benefit organization using modern statistical techniques to study and address major environmental concerns such as global warming and air pollution.

Previously, she was Director at Gov3 (now CS Transform) and Executive Director of the Gov3 Foundation. From 2000 to 2005 she was a policy advisor at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Elizabeth has advised governments in over 30 countries, leading projects on improving government effectiveness, organizational change, citizen centricity, the digital divide, and developing national strategies for e-Government and ICT.