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DOE Chooses Idaho Treatment Group, LLC to Disposition Waste at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project: Contract will continue cleanup and waste operations at the Idaho Site

May 27, 2011 - 12:00pm


Idaho Falls – In order to further meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s commitments to the citizens of the state of Idaho, the DOE today announced that it has selected Idaho Treatment Group, LLC (ITG) to perform waste processing at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at DOE’s Idaho Site near Idaho Falls. The contract is estimated at approximately $417 million. ITG will be responsible for processing and disposing of transuranic waste and mixed low-level waste being stored at the Idaho Site’s Transuranic Storage Area (TSA). The contract will run through September 30, 2015 under a Cost-Plus-Award-Fee contract with performance-based incentives.

“The Department of Energy takes our cleanup commitments to the state of Idaho seriously, and this contract with ITG will allow us to meet one of our Settlement Agreement milestones,” said Rick Provencher, Manager, Idaho Operations Office.

The transition period will be 45 days, with ITG taking over on or about August 1, 2011.

The Idaho Treatment Group, LLC consists of the following team members:

• Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc.
• Washington Group International, Inc., doing business as (dba) Washington Division of
  URS Corporation
• EnergySolutions Federal Services, Inc.
• Safety and Risk Analysis Consulting, Inc.
• Strategic Management Solutions, LLC
• Visionary Solutions, LLC
• Cabrera Services, Inc.

Under the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement and the INL Site Treatment Plan, the Department of Energy is responsible for the characterization, treatment, packaging, shipment and disposal of an estimated 26,500 cubic meters of AMWTP Waste currently stored at the Idaho facility. The waste includes DOE laboratory and processing materials from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and various other DOE facilities in Idaho and across the country.

The AMWTP Waste – which may consist of mixtures of absorbed liquids with various solid materials, including paper, cloth, plastic, rubber, glass, concrete, metals, and others – is stored in drums, boxes, and bins at the Idaho Site’s TSA.