DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Environmental Remediation Project at the Paducah Site to LATA
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.