CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC has won a three year extension of its contract to operate the Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory. The company's current contract expires Sept. 30. The extension will go through Sept. 30, 2015, and has an expected value of $730 million.
The U.S. Department of Energy said the extension would help ensure the government receives highest return on investment for its environmental restoration work.
DOE officials said that since 2005, when it was first awarded the cleanup contract, the company has completed nearly every project ahead of schedule and under budget, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
"CWI has also been successful in accelerating work in the current contract, allowing for out year work scope to be pulled forward and completed earlier. It is in the public's best interest to maintain this momentum for an additional three years," said Jim Cooper, DOE-EM Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project, in a news release.
Under the contract extension CWI will be responsible for treatment and disposal of radioactive waste; retrieval, disposal and other remediation related to buried waste; safe management of spent nuclear fuel; disposition of nuclear materials; disposition of reactor and nonreactor nuclear facilities; environmental remediation activities; and completion of the sodium-bearing waste processing.