Source: Galveston County, The Daily News | AECOM Release | October 30, 2018

AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy has executed a 12-month contract extension to Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), an AECOM-led joint venture with Atkins Nuclear Secured, LLC, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, for its management of the waste storage tanks at the Hanford Site in Washington state. The approximate US$700-million extension will run from October 1, 2018, to September 20, 2019.

“We are pleased to continue our work at the Hanford Site as part of this one-year contract extension,” said John Vollmer, president of AECOM’s Management Services group. “Across several key sites, AECOM has established a long history of supporting our DOE clients and leveraging our leading capabilities and expertise to safely manage radioactive waste. We are committed to building on this strong track record and delivering this contract safely for the Tri Cities in Washington State.”

WRPS is responsible for the safe management of 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in 177 underground tanks at the Hanford Site, owned by the U.S. Department of Energy in Richland, Washington.

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