STORING HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

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United States of America

APP PUB NO 20200023416A1
SERIAL NO

16419866

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A hazardous material storage repository includes a drillhole extending into the Earth and including an entry. The drillhole includes a vertical drillhole portion, a transition drillhole portion coupled to the vertical drillhole portion, and a hazardous material storage drillhole portion coupled to the transition drillhole portion. The hazardous material storage drillhole portion is located below a self-healing geological formation and is vertically isolated, by the self-healing geological formation, from a zone that comprises mobile water. The repository includes a storage canister positioned in the hazardous material storage drillhole portion and sized to fit from the drillhole entry through the vertical drillhole portion, the transition drillhole portion, and into the hazardous material storage drillhole portion. The storage canister includes an inner cavity sized to enclose hazardous material.

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DEEP ISOLATION INC2120 UNIVERSITY AVENUE SUITE 623 BERKELEY CA 94704

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Muller, Elizabeth Berkeley, US 5 6
Muller, Richard A Berkeley, US 21 85

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