NEW YORK--(CHPRC) evaluating use of its Modular Vitrification System (MVS®) to safely encapsulate sludges presently stored at the Hanford K-Basins spent fuel pool. Under the terms of the contract, Kurion evaluated how its MVS® could prepare waste forms suitable for disposal of K-Basins sludge as remotely handled transuranic (RH-TRU) waste at the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Using its patented MVS® technology, Kurion studied how the uranium metal bearing sludge, soon to be retrieved from the basins by CHPRC, could be mixed with glass formers and treated at elevated temperatures to encapsulate and immobilize the sludge in a glass matrix. Using vitrification, issues normally problematic for other waste forms such as free water, organic content and hydrogen generation within the product container are eliminated.)--Kurion, Inc. announced it had completed a contract to CH2MHILL Plateau Remediation Company (
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 MANAGEMENT AND FIRELAKE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. HEADQUARTERED IN NEW YORK, KURION OPERATES R&D FACILITIES IN OAK RIDGE, TN AND ROLLA, MO. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.KURION.COM.