Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Content Navigation
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory links to site home page
Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability
LANL

LANL selects local small business for post-Recovery Act cleanup contract

Los Alamos Technical Associates to perform follow-on cleanup work through 2014 at the site of the world’s first large-scale plutonium processing lab.
December 14, 2010
Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

Contact  

  • Fred deSousa
  • Communications Office
  • (505) 665-3430
  • Email
“The Recovery Act was a huge boost to our cleanup efforts, and we’re seeing that momentum continue.”

Company will remove buried waste pipes from historic Cold War site

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, December 14, 2010—Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced it has selected a local small business, Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA), to perform follow-on cleanup work through 2014 at the site of the world’s first large-scale plutonium processing lab.

The approximately $8 million contract calls for removal of more than 5,000 linear feet of underground waste pipes, excavation of contaminated soil, and demolition of concrete slabs where buildings once stood.

“This work picks up where the Recovery Act leaves off,” said Michael Graham, LANL’s associate director for Environmental Programs.  “The Recovery Act was a huge boost to our cleanup efforts, and we’re seeing that momentum continue.”

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided more than $60 million to demolish 24 buildings and structures at the Lab’s Technical Area 21.  Demolition of the 24th building has begun, but cleanup is not complete until below-ground contamination is remediated.

“We’re moving from investigations—finding where the problems are —to remediation.  This small business contract keeps the same focus,” said George Rael, Environmental Programs manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office.

Work performed under the LATA contract will support two major milestones—one in 2011 and another in 2014—in DOE’s cleanup agreement with the state of New Mexico.

LATA’s primary teaming partners on this project include The Lakeworth Group, LLC, a new Los Alamos small business; Environmental Dimensions, Inc. (EDi), Environmental Restoration Group, Inc. (ERG), Vector Resources, Inc. (VRI), and Recycled Materials Company, Inc. (RMCI).

Cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos is a partnership between NNSA, which oversees LANL operations, and DOE’s Office of Environmental Management, which funds the cleanup.

In the spring of 2011, the Lab expects to request bids from prequalified companies on up to $1 billion in additional cleanup work through 2015.  All of this work will be set aside for small businesses.

About Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.


Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

» All Innovations

Calendars

Contact LANL

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Journalist Queries
Communications Office
(505) 667-7000

Directory Assistance
(505) 667-5061

All Contacts, Media







Visit Blogger Join Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter See our Flickr Photos Watch Our YouTube Videos Find Us on LinkedIn Find Us on iTunes