Jacobs to carry out clean-up contract for Shallow Land Disposal Area

2 April 2019 (Last Updated April 2nd, 2019 13:44)

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE ) Pittsburgh District has issued a notice to proceed with the $350m radiological waste clean-up project at the Shallow Land Disposal Area (SLDA) in Parks Township, Pennsylvania, US.

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE ) Pittsburgh District has issued a notice to proceed with the $350m radiological waste clean-up project at the Shallow Land Disposal Area (SLDA) in Parks Township, Pennsylvania, US.

With a ceiling value of $350m, the indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity single-award task order contract was awarded to Jacobs Field Services North America.

The contract has a five-year base period and a five-year option period. The project is authorised under the agency’s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.

Under the contract, the company will provide support for worksite development, safety plans, and excavation. It will also involve storage and transport processing of radioactively contaminated soils and waste.

Jacobs Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear senior vice-president Steve Arnette said: “Winning this project involving challenging radiological waste remediation increases our global nuclear market presence and leverages our depth of environmental experience.

“The USACE agreed to re-evaluate the proposals and decided last year to move forward with the initially awarded contractor for the project.”

“We are pleased to partner with USACE at the SLDA site to achieve clean-up with the highest regards to safety, quality and schedule as we provide remediation solutions for a more connected and sustainable world.”

The contract was originally awarded on 27 April 2017 and the company was to receive a task order to start work.

Unsuccessful bidders challenged the contract award and filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. Following this development, Jacobs received a stop-work order on 12 May 2017.

The USACE agreed to re-evaluate the proposals and decided last year to move forward with the initially awarded contractor for the project.

Uranium-contaminated waste was disposed at the SLDA site by the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Company (NUMEC) between 1961 and 1970.

Spread across nearly 44 acres, the SLDA site area is surrounded by residential communities, rural residences, farmlands, forest areas and light industrial properties.