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EM’s Los Alamos Field Office Awards Contractor 84 Percent of Available Fee

December 5, 2017

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Technicians load the last remediated nitrate salt drum for transportation to the treatment facility.
Technicians load the last remediated nitrate salt drum for transportation to the treatment facility.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – The cleanup contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) earned approximately 84 percent of the available fee for fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to a recently released award fee scorecard from the EM Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA).

   Los Alamos National Security (LANS) received $8,458,736 of an available $10,083,579 fee. In its scorecard, EM-LA noted the contractor’s strong performance in several areas, including: 

  • Successfully completing an operational test of the Chromium Project’s extraction-injection loop for the Interim Measure;
  • Completing soil cleanup at sites in Upper Los Alamos Canyon;
  • Completing all monitoring activities outlined in the Interim Facility-Wide Groundwater Monitoring Plan; and
  • Regulatory compliance and management.

   Each year EM releases information relating to contractor fee payments — earned by completing the work called for in the contracts — to further transparency in its cleanup program. .

   The LANS scorecard summarizes objective award fee and performance-based incentives earned by the contractor in its execution of the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Bridge Contract. Its FY 2017 milestones include processing 60 drums of remediated nitrate salts, completing the construction of the infrastructure necessary to implement the Interim Measure, and cleaning up contaminated soil from the final two known legacy sites along Los Alamos Canyon.

   The EM-LA mission is to safely and efficiently complete the cleanup of legacy contamination and waste resulting from nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear research at the LANL. 

   View the scorecard here.

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