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  • midasrahodeb midasrahodeb Mar 23, 2012 10:50 AM Flag

    Go, Kurion!

    Thanks, LB, for the article:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-bock/fukushima-clean-up_b_1337191.html

    Key Excerpt: Kurion stands out as the only startup selected -- and for good reason: the firm for a while has been developing a material called "ion specific media" that greatly improves the way cleanup technology is deployed to soak up nuclear particles, and as a result shrink the radioactive material down to a small manageable size. The resulting waste stream, an inorganic powder, can further be turned into glass (a standard industry process known as vitrification). Kurion's innovation brings a more modular approach to the vitrification process, so the clean-up technology can be quickly adapted and installed in the contaminated spill site. Add to that Kurion's team composed of nuclear waste industry veterans, and you'll understand why the company was able to enter a direct contractual arrangement with TEPCO.

 
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