Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) awarded a new task order contract to Aptim Federal Services, LLC, of Baton Rouge Louisiana under the Nationwide Deactivation, Decommissioning, and Removal (DD&R) contract to perform DD&R of the former Ion Beam Facility (IBF) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico.

This task order was competed among the nine firms that were awarded Nationwide DD&R Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The DD&R services under this task include management and disposal of the resulting waste.

The task order value is approximately $68 million with a period of performance of up to 57 months.

The Ion Beam Facility was built in 1951 to support post-World War II scientific research and houses LANL’s two original Van De Graaf accelerators. The building housed equipment used for nuclear experimentation and aided in the development of weapons technology. Operations ceased in 1999. The facility is contaminated with Tritium, asbestos, and other hazardous materials. The contractor will carefully coordinate its DD&R work with DOE-EM and the National Nuclear Security Administration to avoid disruptions at the active national laboratory.

The timely and transparent cleanup of legacy waste, groundwater, and facilities at LANL continues to be a high priority for DOE-EM.  Through ongoing key remediation activities, EM is delivering results for local communities like Los Alamos and Tribal Nations while preparing for the next phase of cleanup success in New Mexico.

For more than 30 years, EM has remained focused on addressing the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons development and nuclear energy research that helped end World War II, win the Cold War, and position the United States as a leader in clean nuclear energy. Collectively, EM is delivering results that are protecting the environment, supporting communities, and enabling a concerted focus on safely completing the mission sooner and more efficiently.

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