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Timeline: NuclearSAFE Technology System

1945
April 3

First Atomic Bomb Test in USA.

1956
April 3

First commercial nuclear power plant produces HLW material. No system for disposing of HLW is available.

1987
April 3

Yucca Mt. Disposal system. Initiated by US DoE using potential mines and tunnels for storage of HLW in Yucca Mt area of Nevada. Life cycle costs today estimated at $97 Billion.

1997
April 3

Continued R & D technical activity by NuclearSAFE on the utilization of deep lateral wellbores for waste disposal.

April 3

Dr. Henry Crichlow of NuclearSAFE meets major well-service company Baker Hughes Inteq in Houston. Executive Meetings on UDGR discussion with President Tim Probert and executive staff on BHI drilling technology modifications to facilitate deep geologic waste disposal.

April 3

Dr. Henry Crichlow of NuclearSAFE files first patent on use of Ultra Deep Geologic Repository (UDGR) to store HLW material.

1998
April 3

NuclearSAFE files additional patent on deep wellbore disposal of HLW in lateral wellbores.

2000
April 3

NuclearSAFE files additional patents on deep wellbore disposal of HLW in lateral wellbores expanding the intellectual property assets of NuclearSAFE.

2001
April 3

Technical Meeting between Dr. Henry Crichlow and nuclear expert Dr. Rod Ewing at UMich in Ann Arbor, to discuss deep geologic waste disposal and utilization across the USA, Canada and Russia.

2006
April 3

Cigeo project by ANTRA planned by French Government to store HLW at a depth of 500 meters. ANTRA hopes to commission the facility in 2025.

2009
April 3

Multiple meetings and Canadian Presentations by Dr. Henry Crichlow and NuclearSAFE staff to Canadian technical, management, political and administrative staff in Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon to implement UDGR in Canadian provinces.

2010
April 3

Yucca Mt disposal site operations temporarily stopped by US Government.

April 3

Comprehensive technical meetings and discussions with BHI Engineering, Operations, Executives in Houston to update the NuclearSAFE technologies.

2011
April 3

Fukushima Power Plant explosion occurs and slows down interest in nuclear power worldwide.

April 3

Contacts and discussions with former USDoE Secretary Bill Richardson to introduce the NucearSAFE technologies and to determine ways and means to provide worldwide acceptance of the technology.

2012
April 3

Finland plans to build a HLW disposal facility in underground mines 400 meters below the surface and capable;e of storing 6,500 MT at a cost of $4 Billion to open on 2023.

April 3

Blue Ribbon Committee on America’s Nuclear Future formed to review policies for nuclear future in USA.

April 3

NuclearSAFE proposal for Ultra Deep Geologic Repository published on Blue Ribbon Committee website. www.brc.gov.

2014
April 3

Canadian Deep Geologic Repository has started storage development process by seeking sites for developing permanent storage 500 meters below ground level.

2015
April 3

NuclearSAFE maintains R&D efforts in developing HLW capsule design and operations.

April 3

Finland plans to build a HLW disposal facility in underground mines 40 meters below the surface and capable;e of storing 6,500 MT at a cost of $4 Billion to open on 2023.

2016
April 3

USDoE provides $35M for deep wellbore drilling project to analyze rock properties and drilling systems. Contractor is Batelle.

April 3

Initial contact with Dr. Muller of DeepIsolation of Berkeley U. about sharing NuclearSafe technology at Berkeley University.

April 3

Cumulative HLW accumulation on site is more than 70,000 MT worldwide.

2017
April 3

Development of Weapons Grade Plutonium patent by NuclearSAFE R & D.

April 3

Technical Transfer meeting Dallas. Introduced the NuclearSAFE technology for deep geologic repository systems to Dr. Muller & Elizabeth Muller of the DeepIsolation group.

April 3

Technology Sharing: Provided patented information and copy of patent filing on NucearSAFE technology related to horizontal and lateral well bores disposal storage of capsules to DeepIsolation principals, Dr. R. Muller & E. Muller.

April 3

NuclearSAFE expanding its operations internationally.

April 3

NuclearSAFE filed additional utility patent on high-level waste disposal technology systems.

April 3

Redesign model of nuclear waste capsule for greater efficiencies.

2018
January 3

Construction of nuclear waste capsule prototype using 3D computer technologies.

January 30

Secretary Bill Richardson update on NuclearSAFE technology.

February 3

Yucca MT depository waste operation is being resurrected by the US Government. Nevada state government has filed multiple briefs against continued development of the site.

April 3

NuclearSAFE upgrades the UDGR operational site plan by utilizing algorithmic systems analysis.

April 3

Preparation and filing Nuclear Waste Capsule system and method.

April 3

Weapons Grade Plutonium Patent preparation and filing.

2020
April 3

NuclearSAFE implementation of a Pilot Repository system for an UDGR co-funded with a major nuclear enterprise.

2023
April 3

NuclearSAFE International operations of UDGR systems.