2-mile borehole to reveal viability of campus’ geothermal future

Cornell is one step closer to determining the feasibility of using deep geothermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus. Drilling for the Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) began June 21 and is expected to last about two months. The borehole, located on a Cornell-owned gravel parking lot near Palm Road, will be subjected to a … Read more

Cornell Begins 2-Mile Drilling Project on Borehole Observatory

Starting the week of June 13, Cornell University will begin drilling on the Cornell University Borehole Observatory, located near Palm Road in Ithaca on University-owned property. CUBO is designed to reach a depth of approximately 10,000 feet, or 1.89 miles. It is intended to help researchers understand the geologic conditions that exist under the Ithaca … Read more

Borehole drilling completed in two potential locations

TORONTO – The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced the completion of their deep borehole drilling projects in both Teeswater and Ignace. A press release on April 7 said, “The completion of the last borehole at the potential site in the SON-South Bruce area follows on work in the Wabigoon-Ignace area, which wrapped up in … Read more

Canada completes deep borehole drilling programme

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed a deep borehole drilling program after more than 10 years studying the geology in two potential siting areas for a deep geological repository to contain and isolate Canada’s used nuclear fuel. Some of Canada’s top geoscientists are leading the studies, in which approximately 8km of core samples … Read more

Canadian waste organisation completes borehole programme : Waste & Recycling

08 April 2022 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed its deep borehole drilling program to understand the subsurface geology in the two areas that will potentially host a deep geological repository for the nation’s used nuclear fuel. The program will help inform the final selection of a site. A geoscientist examines core samples … Read more