Army Corps to re-evaluate bids for radiological waste clean-up project

Published Aug. 11, 2017

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announced today it will re-evaluate bid proposals submitted for a radioactive waste clean-up project in Parks Township near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In April, the Army Corps awarded a $350-million remediation services contract to Jacobs Field Services North America, Inc. from Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the Shallow Land Disposal Area.

Unsuccessful bidders challenged the agency's contract award and filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. The GAO dismissed the protests after the Army Corps agreed to re-evaluate the proposals.

The specific impact on the project schedule cannot be determined at this time.

As part of work performed under Atomic Energy Commission contracts, low-level radioactive materials were produced, primarily for fuel for nuclear powered submarines and power plants, at facilities in Armstrong County, site of the 44-acre SLDA. The Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, or NUMEC, conducted disposal operations at the SLDA site in the 1960s.

The Army Corps is authorized to clean up radioactive waste at the SLDA site under FUSRAP, the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.

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