RICHLAND, Wash. – EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo) has awarded a two-year, $36 million subcontract to provide landfill management, operations, inspection and maintenance services for the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) and Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) on the Hanford Site.
The chosen subcontractor is a joint venture between CTI and Associates and Veolia Nuclear Solutions - Federal Services, or “CVE.” The contract includes an option for two two-year extensions, worth an additional $88 million, to support operations through calendar year 2029.
“CPCCo’s subcontract supports our Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) Program to treat and dispose of tank waste, a sitewide mission and top DOE priority,” said Mark French, RL division director for Hanford’s Central Plateau Cleanup Project. “It also ensures the ERDF continues to support other cleanup progress across the 580-square-mile Hanford Site as it has done for more than 25 years.”
CVE supports operations at the IDF, which will receive containers of treated low-activity waste from underground storage tanks that has been vitrified, or immobilized in glass, at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant and mixed low-level waste from other site operations.
The IDF is expected to be operational this fall and is made up of two disposal cells and a lined basin system protecting the environment from the contents in the cells and rain or snow runoff. The disposal facility can also be expanded as needed.
CVE will also perform day-to-day operations at the 107-acre ERDF, the largest environmental landfill in the EM complex. CVE will also support waste-acceptance and compliance functions to ensure regulatory requirements are met during waste generation, packaging, transport and disposal activities.
In operation since 1996, the ERDF contains nearly 20 million tons of contaminated soil, debris and solid waste from cleanup activities in the site’s Central Plateau and Columbia River corridor and is composed of eight disposal cells, two supercells — the size of two disposal cells each — and a lined basin system, similar to the IDF. On average, the landfill receives 10,000 to 15,000 tons of waste each month.
“We look forward to working with CVE’s experienced team to begin disposal of vitrified-waste containers at the IDF and continue the safe, efficient and compliant management of the ERDF,” said Andy Drom, director of CPCCo’s Waste Projects & Operations group. “This subcontract award supports ongoing operations and reinforces CPCCo’s commitment to supporting small business.”
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