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Kurion hosts exhibit at USA Science & Engineering Festival

The company presented its nuclear waste management technology at the festival’s expo

By Elaine MurphyPublished: April 30, 2012 07:40 AM

Last weekend, Irvine-based nuclear waste management company Kurion Inc. showcased its waste management technology at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Kurion, a festival sponsor, will display its Ion Specific Media and Modular Vitrification System technologies at the festival’s Expo in an interactive exhibit that will encourage children to pursue an interest in science and engineering.

Kurion helped clean up the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan after the March 2011 tsunami, and has developed technologies that remove nuclear waste from the environment and stabilize it for disposal.

“As a startup seeking to solve the toughest remaining technical challenge in nuclear waste management, we need to attract the brightest minds to the sciences,” said John Raymont, Kurion founder and CEO. “At the USA Science & Engineering Festival, Kurion will join a number of great engineering and science companies to show students that the sciences are an important path to make a real difference in the world.”

“The Kurion team was honored to be part of the cleanup at Fukushima and help Tokyo Electric Power Company during the crisis. That experience will be one of the highlights of our careers and was made possible by an education in the sciences. The excitement of problem solving and opportunity to make a positive difference drove our commitment to be a proud Titanium sponsor of the event,” said Gaëtan Bonhomme, vice president, strategic planning and initiatives for Kurion.

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