DOE Extends Uranium Production Facility Cleanup Contract

DOe Extends Cleanup Contract at Uranium Production Site in Ohio

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) exercised its $750 million option to extend the current decontamination and decommissioning work on the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio, for an additional 30 months.

The consortium of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC, together with CH2M, Pro2Serve, Innovative Solutions and Wastren Advantage Inc. will execute the contract. Fluor-BWXT started work on the initial five-year contract on March 28, 2011. The extension includes completing deactivation of the X-326 uranium enrichment plant, initiating deactivation work in the X-333 process building, continuing the uranium barter program, completing On-Site Waste Disposal Facility design and moving construction forward to prepare the first cells to receive contaminated plant soils and demolition debris.

The Portsmouth Facility was built in the 1950s and produced uranium for military uses as well as provided fuel for nuclear power plants. Production at the plant ended in 2001.

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