Waste management start-up company Deep Isolation has launched an online campaign to educate the public about nuclear waste and gain support for solving the issue to protect the environment, increase energy security, and remove a barrier to nuclear energy.
The website Solve Nuclear Waste aims to increase awareness about the need for permanent nuclear waste disposal to help secure a clean energy future. Visitors to the site can sign a petition that the company will share with elected officials and decision-makers to demonstrate that the public cares about the issue.
Poll results: In July 2021, Deep Isolation commissioned TRUE Global Intelligence to survey a nationally representative sample of U.S. residents on their opinions about nuclear waste disposal.
The poll found that nearly three in five Americans would be more likely to support nuclear energy if there were a permanent solution to the issue of nuclear waste. In addition, nearly 70 percent of respondents believed it was the government’s responsibility to dispose of existing nuclear waste.
“We were very heartened to find, as we suspected, that the public wants this issue resolved and would be more likely to support nuclear as a clean energy source if it was resolved,” Deep Isolation said.