New Hanford cleanup contract worth up to $10B awarded

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Department of Energy has awarded a new Hanford environmental cleanup contract worth up to $10 billion over 10 years. The Tri-City Herald reports the winning bidder for the new Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Contract announced Thursday is a team of Aecom Management Services in Maryland; Fluor Federal Services in South Carolina; and Atkins Nuclear Secured in Tennessee. The work includes digging up contaminated soil and debris, tearing down defunct buildings with radioactive or hazardous chemical contamination, operating lined landfills for radioactive and hazardous chemical waste, and cleaning up contaminated groundwater.