On April 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a small-business contract to LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC to continue the environmental remediation project at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky. Following a 90-day transition period, LATA will assume responsibility for the remediation contract on or about July 21, 2010. LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC is managed by Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc.

Los Alamos Technical Associates President Robert Kingsbury said: “We are honored to be selected as the next Paducah site remediation contractor and will bring to Paducah the successful programs, approaches, and attention to safety and conduct of operations that has earned DOE considerable success over the last six years at Portsmouth.”

Under the five-year contract, LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC will be responsible for completing:

Groundwater removal and treatment

Containment of the site’s burial ground materials

Inactive facilities disposition

Surface soil removal, treatment, and containment

Surface water treatment and sediment removal

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) disposal

Environmental monitoring and reporting

Waste disposal and project support

The Paducah site is a DOE-managed, contractor-operated, environmental remediation project located on a federal reservation in Western Kentucky. The site is approximately eight miles west of Paducah, and 3.5 miles south of the Ohio River.