LATA/Parallax Portsmouth, LLC (LPP) achieved another safety milestone at DOE’s Portsmouth site, marking 1,000 consecutive days without a lost work day incident. Employees have surpassed more than 1.3 million safe work hours on the environmental cleanup project in Piketon, Ohio.  LPP’s scope encompasses the environmental remediation of groundwater contamination areas, monitoring and reporting of environmental compliance, and disposition of radioactive low-level and mixed hazardous / radiological waste, and decontamination and decommissioning of inactive facilities. This achievement is especially significant considering LPP’s acceleration of Portsmouth work under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA projects include three major decontamination and decommissioning projects: a 21-acre electrical switchyard, an 18-acre cooling tower complex, and an 8,000 ft2 chemical engineering building, all to be completed by June 2010. Other accelerated projects include disposition of excess uranium materials and excavation and treatment of a challenging tricholoroethene contaminated groundwater plume at the site. LPP attributes its safety success to its employees’ questioning attitudes and active involvement in our safety programs.

 

Nearly 400 jobs are expected to be saved or created by September 2011 on Portsmouth projects funded under the Recovery Act.