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May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

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The current disposal cell, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, is projected to reach capacity in the early 2020s.

The current disposal cell, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, is projected to reach capacity in the early 2020s.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently awarded a task order to Alliant Corporation, a service-disabled veteran owned small business, to perform characterization at the proposed site for the future Environmental Management Disposal Facility.

The task order is the second project within a five year, multi-phase contract estimated at $15 million. The contract uses a bidding process among three small businesses for various characterization projects at EM’s cleanup sites in Oak Ridge. The first project, awarded to Strata-G in February, involved collecting data about the soil and existing structures at Y-12’s Outfall 200 area and providing a Sampling and Analysis Plan to DOE.

The task order consists of installing shallow and deep monitoring wells and monitoring the hydrologic conditions of the proposed Environmental Management Disposal Facility site to aid in its design.

“This project will provide essential information for our planning process,” said Sue Cange, acting manager of the Oak Ridge Office of EM. “The Environmental Management Disposal Facility is a high priority for our program, and we are very pleased to utilize the skill sets of Alliant Corporation as we make preparations for the future.”

When constructed, the Environmental Management Disposal Facility will become the new low-level hazardous waste acceptance site on the Oak Ridge Reservation. The current disposal cell, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, is projected to reach capacity in the early 2020s.

The new facility is expected to provide 2.5 million cubic yards of capacity to meet the demands of future demolition and cleanup activities planned at the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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