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DOE Awards Contract for Hanford Site 222-S Laboratory Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that Wastren Advantage, Incorporated located in Piketon, Ohio has been awarded a $44.6 million contract for the operation and performance of analytical and testing services at the DOE Hanford 222-S Laboratory. Four proposals were received in response to the solicitation. The contract includes a two year base period of performance with three one-year option periods.

Services to be provided by the Contractor include: receiving, handling, analyzing, and storing lab samples; performing special tests; and reporting results of inorganic, organic and radiochemical analysis to DOE and site contractors. Samples are primarily from Hanford’s underground tanks, and typically consist of highly radioactive or hazardous materials in gas, liquid, semi-solid or solid matrix form.

The Hanford Site is managed by two DOE field offices, the Richland Operations Office (RL) and the Office of River Protection (ORP). ORP manages 177 underground tanks of liquid and solid radioactive chemical waste, and is responsible for construction of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). RL has responsibility for the remainder of the Hanford Site, which includes: cleanup of the river corridor, cleanup and ongoing waste management operations in the central plateau, and providing a variety of crosscutting site services (e.g., utilities, security, information technology (IT), fire department, emergency management, and occupational medical services).

The Hanford 222-S Laboratory is a hazardous category 3 nuclear facility located in the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site. The 586 square-mile Hanford Site, located in southeast Washington State, was established in the 1940s as a plutonium production complex for the Manhattan Project and is now the site of several major cleanup projects.

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