Office of Environmental Management

DOE Awards New Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract

December 19, 2017

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Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of the new Los Alamos National Laboratory legacy cleanup contract to Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos, LLC. The total value of the contract is $1,390,086,635. The period of performance includes a 90-day Contract Transition Period, Base Period of five years, Option Period 1 for three years, Option Period 2 for two years, with a total period of performance of up to ten years and three months. The contract primarily includes a cost-plus-award-fee line item with a cost-reimbursement line item for transition and an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity line item.

Three proposals were received in response to the solicitation. The current Environmental Management (EM) contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is held by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, and expires on March 31, 2018.

The objectives of the LLCC acquisition include the following:

  • Protect, characterize, and monitor the regional aquifer;
  • Clean up contaminated media and contaminated legacy waste sites at LANL and surrounding Private- and Government-owned lands (formerly LANL), including groundwater and surface water, to levels appropriate for the intended land use;
  • Decontamination and decommissioning and demolish inactive, process-contaminated, and non-contaminated facilities that impede the timely execution of environmental restoration activities;
  • Retrieve, characterize, prepare and ship off-site legacy mixed-low level radioactive waste and transuranic waste (the EM Los Alamos Field Office manages the disposition of legacy waste generated between 1970 and 1998); and
  • Clean up sites and return to the landlord organization (NNSA) for long-term surveillance and monitoring as needed, in order to provide necessary safeguards and protection of workers, the public, and the environment, or to subsequently transfer to the County of Los Alamos.

-DOE-

Media Contact:
Lynette Chafin, 513-246-0461
Lynette.Chafin@emcbc.doe.gov

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