In June, a group of tech companies, including Silicon Valley startup Kurion, started cleaning the contaminated water at the nuclear power plants in Japan. Now Kurion says that the efforts are working and that cesium levels in the water have dropped by more than 40 percent.
A group of nuclear tech companies on Friday afternoon (Japan time) are poised to begin cleaning the contaminated water in the turbine buildings at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan that suffered damage in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami.
Nuclear waste cleanup startup Kurion says it has shipped several hundred tons of its equipment that will be used to clean contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan that suffered damage in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami.
Former CIA Director, and colorful energy security advocate, Jim Woolsey has left greentech firm VantagePoint Venture Partners, and has joined East Coast firm Lux Capital as a partner, focused on investing in energy technologies.
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.