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DOE Awards Technical Assistance Contract for Moab Mill Tailings Cleanup

May 31, 2012 - 12:00pm

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Cincinnati–The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an $18 million small disadvantaged business contract with S&K Aerospace, LLC, of St. Ignatius, Montana to continue to provide technical assistance services for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project in Moab, Utah. The basic contract is for three years with two one-year options to extend, for a total of up to five years.

S&K Aerospace, LLC, a tribal organization 8(a) small business, will assist in the Department’s removal of uranium tailings at the former Atlas uranium-ore processing facilities to protect the Colorado River and downstream water users.

The Moab Project site is located on the west bank of the Colorado River, three miles northwest of the City of Moab in Grand County, Utah. About 130 acres of the site’s approximately 435 acres contain uranium mill tailings. DOE excavation operations began in February 2009, and more than five-million tons of residual tailings have been moved to the Crescent Junction Site.

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