STEP ONE – LEARN FROM THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

Oil and Gas have been discovered in underground basins where it had been trapped for MILLIONS of years under very high pressures and temperatures and are now produced by DRILLING into these basins.

STEP TWO – USE GEOLOGY, GEOSCIENCE  GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS

Using the best available technology to locate closed basins that are amenable to nuclear waste sequestration.

STEP THREE – DETERMINE THE ISOLATION PROPERTIES  AND CONTAINMENT OF PROSPECTIVE ZONES

By analyzing the chemistry of these formations and their contained fluids the scientists are able to show by geochemical analysis, that the basin has been impermeable for thousands or millions of years and that no material has left the zone over that time. The need for 10,000 year storage is a very short interval in geological time

STEP FOUR – SELECT THE BEST REPOSITORY  BASIN

Minimize global costs while maintaining and maximizing safety.