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DOE extends the Idaho Cleanup Project Contract for Three Years

September 25, 2012 - 12:00pm


Idaho Falls, ID - The U.S. Department of Energy has extended by three years its contract with the company currently operating the Idaho Cleanup Project at the department’s Idaho Site.

CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC’s (CWI) period of performance on the current contract ends September 30, 2012. DOE extended their contract through September 30, 2015, and the anticipated dollar value of this extension is $730 million.

This extension will help ensure that the government receives the highest return on investment for its environmental restoration work. Since 2005, CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC (CWI) has been able to operate a highly successful cleanup program in Idaho, completing nearly every project ahead of schedule and under budget, saving the tax payer millions of dollars.

“Over the past seven years CWI has been able to complete its environmental cleanup mission ahead of schedule and under budget. CWI has also been successful in accelerating work in the current contract, allowing for out year work scope to be pulled forward and completed earlier. It is in the public’s best interest to maintain this momentum for an additional three years,” said Jim Cooper, DOE-EM Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project.

Under the contract extension CWI will be responsible for treatment and disposal of radioactive waste; retrieval, disposal and other remediation related to buried waste; safe management of spent nuclear fuel; disposition of nuclear materials; disposition of reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities; environmental remediation activities; and completion of the sodium-bearing waste processing.

The Idaho Cleanup Project contract was awarded to CWI in March, 2005.

For additional information on the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and the Idaho Site, visit or