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October 22, 2012
Hanford Determines Double-Shell Tank Leaked Waste From Inner Tank

RICHLAND -- The Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection (ORP), working with its Hanford tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, has determined that
there is a slow leak of chemical and radioactive waste into the annulus space in Tank AY-102, the approximately 30-inch area between the inner primary tank and the outer tank that serves as
the secondary containment for these types of tanks.

September 28, 2012
Cooperative Agreement Awarded

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a cooperative agreement to the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) to continue efforts to engage states and to work collaboratively to solve continued challenges posed by waste management and cleanup at DOE sites.

September 28, 2012
DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Handling Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to Terranear PMC of Irving, TX, a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program for waste handling services at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The contract has a one-year performance period with a $2 million approximate value.

September 28, 2012
Task Order Awarded for Audit and Review Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a Task Order to KPMG, LLP of McLean, VA for audit/review services that will cover a wide range of auditing services. These services will include: pricing proposals, requests for equitable adjustment, change order proposals, business systems (accounting, purchasing and billing systems), forward pricing rates, incurred costs audits, and terminations. Individual subtask orders will be placed for each specific assignment as needed from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. The total not-toexceed value of the task order is $2,993,733.00.

September 27, 2012
DOE Awards Contract for Environmental Remediation Services at California Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order (contract) to CDM, A Joint Venture, of Fairfax, Virginia, to provide environmental remediation services for the Energy Technology Engineering Center at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Canoga Park, California. The cost-plus incentive fee task order has a 36-month performance period and a value of $11.3 million.

September 26, 2012
DOE Awards Small Business Contract for West Valley NY Services

CINCINNATI – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order (contract) to Chenega Global Services, LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, for administrative and technical support services at the West Valley Demonstration Project, West Valley, New York. The contract has a one-year performance period with a value of $1.3 million, and contains two one-year extension options with a total value of $4.12 million. Chenega Global Services is a certified small and disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration.

September 25, 2012
DOE extends the Idaho Cleanup Project Contract for Three Years

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.

September 19, 2012
DOE Awards Grant to New Mexico Environment Department for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Oversight, Monitoring

Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant for an estimated $1.6 million to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The five-year grant funds an agreement for NMED to conduct non-regulatory environmental oversight and monitoring to evaluate activities conducted at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

September 17, 2012
Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford’s C Farm This Year

RICHLAND -- Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they have completed retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from the third single-shell tank (SST) this year.

September 13, 2012
HAMMER Celebrates 15th Anniversary: Dedicates New U.S. State Department Field Exercise Building

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Volpentest HAMMER Training Center, located at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state, will mark its 15th anniversary of operations and dedicate a new Field Exercise Building for the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism efforts.