Kurion creates technological solutions to minimize and stabilize nuclear and hazardous waste for safe, secure and permanent disposal.
Kurion’s suite of waste separation, stabilization and robotic technologies are complemented by engineering and environmental services that together provide an execution platform to service the world’s largest nuclear and hazardous waste sites.
Kurion Appoints Bill Gallo to Chief Executive Officer
Kurion Appoints Bill Gallo to Chief Executive Officer Ralph DiSibio to Remain Executive Chairman of the Board
Kurion Acquires Vista Engineering Technologies to Accelerate Global Growth
Execution Platform Provides Scale to Service World’s Largest Waste Projects Irvine, Calif., and Richland, Wash. – January 29, 2014: Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Vista Engineering Technologies, a full-service engineering, design and technology firm based in Richland, Wash. The transaction triples Kurion in size by number of employees, and the combined company has facilities in Richland, Wash., Oak Ridge, Tenn., Houston, Texas, Loveland, Colo., and Irvine, Calif. Kurion is backed by venture capital investors Lux Capital, Firelake Capital Management and Acadia Woods Partners.
Kurion Hires Department of Energy Veteran to Lead Fukushima Project
Matthew McCormick to Oversee Company’s Tank Water Project in Japan
Kurion Awarded Contract to Treat Tank Water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Company Delivering a Mobile, At-Tank Isotope Removal System to Accelerate Site Safety Improvements Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it has been awarded a contract by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to deliver a first-of-a-kind, at-tank mobile system to remove strontium from tank water at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Kurion has already delivered the first set of equipment to the plant’s staging area for inspection and plans to ship the balance of equipment in the coming weeks. Kurion expects that the system will be operational this summer.
Washington STEM Announces Kurion COO Phillip Ohl as New Board of Directors Member
Kurion’s COO becomes a member of the board of directors for Washington STEM Washington STEM, an organization dedicated to advancing excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, announced today the appointment of Phillip Ohl, chief operating officer of Kurion, Inc., of Richland, WA to their Board of Directors.
Kurion Receives ISO 9001 Certification
Certification Serves as Framework for Company-Wide Quality System Irvine, Calif. – March 26, 2014: Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced today it received the ISO 9001 certification in quality management for its Richland, Wash., and Loveland, Colo. offices, previously the offices of Vista Engineering Technologies. Kurion acquired Vista Engineering in February 2014.
Kurion Opens Tokyo Office to Support Expanded Role in Cleanup of Fukushima
New Local Presence Demonstrates Company’s Commitment to Cleanup Irvine, Calif. – March 17, 2014: Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it opened an office in Tokyo to facilitate the company’s growing role in the cleanup at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. After the office opening, company executives attended an event hosted by U.S. Trade and Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) to facilitate U.S.-Japan cooperation for cleanup of the plant and surrounding area.
Kurion’s Innovative Vitrification System Achieves Major Milestone
Completion of commissioning tests confirm scale-up and efficiencies Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, announced that it had achieved a major milestone in December in the development of its Modular Vitrification System (MVS®) with completion of several glass making commissioning tests on its new prototype system. Fabrication and testing of the system was conducted at the company's new MVS® Test Facility in Richland, WA.
New GeoMelt Vitrification Plant at Sellafield to Serve as Test Facility and Partnership Platform
Warrington, UK and Irvine, California, USA – The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has just announced a joint project with U.S. waste treatment company Kurion, to deploy a full-scale, active, In-Container Vitrification (ICV) plant based on Kurion’s GeoMelt® technology, at NNL’s flagship Central Laboratory on the Sellafield site.
Kurion Introduces Tritium Removal Technology to Limit Release of Radionuclides into Environment
Patent-pending Modular Detritiation System™ Strengthens Clean, Safe Value of Nuclear Power Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced a breakthrough in the treatment of the historically difficult to capture isotope with the introduction of its patent-pending Modular Detritiation System™ (MDS™) to decontaminate tritiated water. The ability to perform light water detritiation (i.e., the removal of tritium from water) enables the safe release of purified water into the environment or recycling of reactor cooling water. The technology has applications for light water reactors, which are the dominant nuclear plant designs worldwide.