- Los Alamos Technical Associates
LATA Selected for Specialized Support to Address Emerging Contaminants at Former Pease AFB
WESTERVILLE, Ohio—Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) announced today it has been selected for instrumentation and controls (I&C) services in connection with the construction of a new groundwater treatment system at the former Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire. The proposed system – the Airfield Interim Mitigation System (AIMS) – is designed to address a portion of the drinking water supply that is contaminated with perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) above USEPA’s provisional health advisory.
Under the fixed price contract, LATA I&C services will include complete control system schematics, extraction well enclosure mounting design and panel layout, infield extraction well vault PLC enclosure layout drawings, and the groundwater treatment control system enclosure layout drawings. The LATA I&C team will provide factory and field testing acceptance plans for controls panels, delivery of equipment and instrumentation, commissioning support, and operations and maintenance services on the system.
“LATA is excited to continue our groundwater treatment system expertise at former defense installations, and expanding our services to address the important area of emerging contaminants,” said Tim Hoehnke, LATA Project Manager and I&C Lead. “With this subcontract award, we will assist our client and the local community in solving the complex PFC contamination issue at former Pease Air Force Base through construction of a new treatment system (AIMS),” added Hoehnke. “LATA looks forward to supporting prime contractor AMEC FW/Wood Group in its first-of-a-kind efforts at Pease.”
The former Pease Air Force Base is situated on approximately 4,365 acres in southeastern New Hampshire, bordered on the east by the City of Portsmouth, on the north by the Town of Newington, and on the southeast by the Town of Greenland. The facility was closed in April 1991 under the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1988. Aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) was used during fire-fighting training activities at the site’s former fire training area, leading to the discovery of PFC contamination. The proposed AIMS solution – supported by LATA – is designed to ensure the protection of human health by eliminating exposure to drinking water that may have perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) impacts above the lifetime health advisory values established by the USEPA.
For more than 40 years, LATA has served as a small business supporting technically challenging projects at DoD, DOE, and industrial sites. As part of its environmental suite of capabilities, LATA provides full life‐cycle services for groundwater treatment systems including design, fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, optimization, maintenance and decommissioning/demolition. LATA systems and components treat a wide variety of contaminants at complex groundwater sites nationwide.