The Wall Street Journal has recognized Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste management firm Kurion in its 2012 Technology Innovation Awards in the environmental category. The awards recognize technological breakthroughs in industries and organizations.
“Today there are more than 300 million gallons of nuclear waste worldwide that pose a threat to the environment,” said Kurion founder and CEO John Raymont. “At Kurion, we’ve spent the last four years developing technology that can address this challenge and are honored for our work to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal.”
Since it launched in 2008, Kurion has treated more than 25,000 tons of waste worldwide, and helped clean millions of gallons of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan following the March 2011 quake and tsunami.
“It was a result of this technology development that Kurion found itself in a position where it could assist with the cleanup effort at Fukushima,” Raymont said. “Our role in the cleanup represents the contribution that innovation can make to address the world’s biggest challenges. We intend to build upon our experience at Fukushima to help the U.S. and other countries dispose of nuclear waste that dates back to World War II.”
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