Nuclear Waste Startup Kurion Working on Japan Disaster

Reuters reports that the beleaguered Japanese utility that owns the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power Company, plans to start treating contaminated water at its reactors with technology from stealthy startup Kurion, Toshiba, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, and Areva.

Stealth Kurion Emerges to Turn Nuclear Waste Into Glass

Turning nuclear waste into glass — called vitrification — is the generally accepted way of dealing with nuclear waste. But a startup called Kurion emerged from stealth with a plan to modularize that vitrification nuclear waste management process, making it cheaper, faster and more efficient.