ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) has been selected for construction of a groundwater treatment system at the Fernald Preserve, a former uranium processing facility that was remediated under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management program.

The fixed price contract consists demolishing existing system components, building a smaller groundwater treatment train, upgrading of the electrical and controls for 16 extraction wells feeding the site, and providing instrumentation and controls for the entire system.

“LATA is excited to continue our support of long-term stewardship at the Fernald Preserve, where we recently completed demolition and decommissioning of major portions of the groundwater treatment system” said Todd Struttmann, Senior Technology Leader at LATA. This work builds on LATA’s groundwater capabilities across the DOE complex and will utilize our Ohio-based construction, engineering, instrumentation and controls, and quality management workforce.

The Fernald Preserve is situated on approximately 1,050 acres in Southwest Ohio, approximately 20 miles northwest of Cincinnati, and 1.5 miles west of the Great Miami River. Remediation at the Fernald Preserve was conducted in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations. The site transferred to the DOE Office of Legacy Management (DOE-LM) in 2006, and requires operation and maintenance of remedial action systems, environmental monitoring, routine inspection and maintenance, records-related activities, and stakeholder support.

For more than 40 years, LATA has served as a small business contractor across the DOE complex and has performed over 100 groundwater remediation projects including system design and fabrication, installation, operation, optimization and decommissioning and demolition for both government and commercial clients.