|NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
||November 22, 2009|
TRANSURANIC WASTE PROCESSING CENTER
CONTRACT AWARDED TO WASTREN ADVANTAGE, INC.
Small Business to operate key Environmental Management Program facility in Oak Ridge
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today its award of a contract to Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) to manage waste management activities at the Oak Ridge Transuranic (TRU) Waste Processing Center, enabling a new small business to contribute to environmental cleanup efforts on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
The contract is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a three-year base and one two-year option period with a total value of $160 million.
This award enables us to continue our work in moving transuranic waste out of the State of Tennessee," said Gerald Boyd, Manager of DOE''s Oak Ridge Office. "We also have an opportunity to utilize the capabilities of a new small business in the performance of critical environmental cleanup activities."
DOE is aggressively working to prepare TRU waste for removal from Tennessee. As a result of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE plans to have contact-handled transuranic debris processed by September 2011, ahead of the original date of September 2012. Remote-handled transuranic waste that was originally anticipated for completion in 2016 is now slated for 2014.