IRVINE, Calif.--()--Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear, mixed and hazardous waste management, announced today the opening of its Richland, Washington office, which is focused on the cleanup efforts at Hanford. The company’s engineering team recently relocated to the Richland office to support the company’s test facilities and accelerate the delivery of waste management systems needed for the cleanup process.
“We believe in the cause and know we can make a contribution in the Hanford community to stabilize the nuclear waste.”
Kurion hired Deputy Chief Operating Officer David Brockman to lead its Richland office, the home of its Modular Vitrification System (MVS®) test facility. The test facility, originally in Rolla, Missouri, was relocated to Richland in July and opened in October of last year.
Kurion’s MVS® technology is a proprietary in-container, hot-walled induction process that the company is developing to deliver scalable and low-cost vitrification. Industry experts view vitrification as a volume reduction and stabilization process that immobilizes waste in a leach-resistant glass matrix that is also highly regarded by regulators to provide the ultimate assurance of long-term environmental isolation.
Kurion’s engineering team will continue to support the development and implementation of MVS® and GeoMelt® as well as the company’s water filtering technologies utilizing Kurion’s proprietary ISM, which were proven at Fukushima, to Hanford. Kurion’s engineering team at Richland will work closely with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) prime contractors and other key Hanford partners.
“Now that we have optimized the technologies and built the team, we are able to accelerate the timeline for introducing MVS at Hanford,” said David Brockman, deputy chief operating officer at Kurion. “We believe in the cause and know we can make a contribution in the Hanford community to stabilize the nuclear waste.”
The Richland office has room for 10 Kurion employees with room to expand as the MVS® implementation progresses. Today, approximately 80 percent of the office will be dedicated to the engineering team. It’s located at 3240 Richardson Road in Richland, Washington. The office telephone number is (509) 942-1114.
KURION PROVIDES INNOVATIVE, EASILY DEPLOYABLE TECHNOLOGIES TO ACCELERATE PROJECT PERFORMANCE AND COMPLIANCE AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE CUSTOMER RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT LIFE-CYCLE COSTS. FOUNDED IN 2008, KURION IS BACKED BY LEADING ENERGY INVESTORS LUX CAPITAL, FIRELAKE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND ACADIA WOODS PARTNERS. HEADQUARTERED IN IRVINE, CALIF., KURION OPERATES A TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT ITS RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS LICENSED FACILITY IN OAK RIDGE, TENN., TWO FACILITIES IN RICHLAND, WASH., FOR TESTING, EQUIPMENT STORAGE, ENGINEERING AND “COLD” NON-RADIOACTIVE TESTING, AND PERFORMS “HOT” RADIOACTIVE TESTING AT PNNL IN RICHLAND, WASH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.KURION.COM.