DALLAS, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:JEC) has been notified of the U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operation Office's intent to extend the Plateau Remediation Contract for continued environmental remediation cleanup along the Columbia River and selected portions of the Hanford site. The Plateau Remediation Contract is managed by Jacobs-owned CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and is currently set to expire on Sept. 30, 2019. The extension will run up to 12 months, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020.
"Jacobs will continue to deliver safe and efficient progress on the Hanford Plateau Remediation Contract during this period of change," said Jacobs Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear Senior Vice President Karen Wiemelt. "We remain committed to the Department of Energy and the Tri-Cities community in delivering results that are protective of the environment and community at the Hanford site through 2020 and beyond."
The extension will allow work to continue while the acquisition process for follow-on procurements progresses and will be utilized only if needed after award of new contracts and transition periods.
"This decision will allow our team to complete important risk reduction efforts along the River Corridor and on the Central Plateau," said CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation President and CEO Ty Blackford. "This will include advancing work to remove highly radioactive soil beneath the 324 Building and move cesium and strontium capsules out of Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facilities (WESF) to dry storage."
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