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RETIRED DESERT STORM GENERAL TO HEAD OPERATIONS FOR NORTHWEST FIRM

RETIRED DESERT STORM GENERAL TO HEAD OPERATIONS FOR NORTHWEST FIRM
 SEATTLE, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired Army Lt. Gen. Calvin Waller, second in command of the victorious Persian Gulf forces in Operation Desert Storm, today was named chief operating officer and executive vice president of RKK Ltd., a Bellevue, Wash., environmental technology and engineering company.
 Waller's appointment was effective immediately, said the company, which specializes in containing underground chemical and nuclear waste by freezing the ground under dump sites.
 In addition to being deputy commander during the Gulf War, Waller, 53, was commanding general of Fort Lewis and First U.S. Corps near Tacoma, Wash., for the five years leading to his retirement from active duty in September. Nicknamed "the common sense general," Waller garnered several high awards and decorations during his military career.
 "As second in command of Desert Storm, Gen. Waller was instrumental in pushing Iraqi forces from Kuwait," said RKK President Ronald K. Krieg. "As chief operating officer at RKK, he will continue to work in the public interest by applying his leadership and management skills in dealing with government contractors and government bureaucracies. Gen. Waller's main task will be to address radioactive and other toxic pollution that is migrating into our country's water supply.
 "Additionally, Waller will direct all RKK operations in the Middle East. He will offer Kuwait our technologies to help solve the many environmental problems associated with the massive oil spills and will assist in their reconstruction efforts."
 RKK reports that its patented CRYOCELL cryogenic containment technologies will stop the underground migration of radioactive and chemical contamination and are applicable to contain and isolate many different environmental problems. A few examples are: leaking underground radioactive waste storage tanks, entire large active installations or sensitive areas within operational installations, decommissioned contaminated sites, and raw material and/or waste management installations. RKK also reports that its technologies are being considered for use by the U.S. Department of Energy and private industry for containment and remediation requirements at several sites.
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 /CONTACT: Calvin Waller, 719-598-4386 (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Ronald K. Krieg or Peggy Huntley, 206-451-2603, all of RKK Ltd.; or for scientific background on ice barriers, Greg Dash, RKK technical advisory panel chairman and University of Washington physics professor, 206-543-2787, for RKK Ltd./ CO: RKK Ltd. ST: Washington IN: SU: PER


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