AMEC awarded management and field support subcontract for Moab remediation project


GRAND JUNCTION, CO (29 March 2012) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded a five year subcontract from Portage, Inc., a business based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to provide management and field support staff for the remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in Utah. The Moab Project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) legacy from the Cold War and is the largest uranium mill tailings impoundment in the United States to be relocated.

DOE awarded a $121.2 million contract to continue remediation of the former Atlas uranium-ore processing facility. Under the contract being led by Portage, a team of companies including AMEC, DeNuke and Nielson Construction will excavate and relocate the tailings from the Moab Project site to a permanent disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah.

AMEC will be responsible for providing management-level personnel and field craft support, including the team's environment, safety, health, and quality manager. AMEC was selected by Portage based on its extensive experience with uranium mill tailings remediation and for its radiological services and engineering capabilities, which have provided support to DOE for 15 years.

The Moab site is located approximately three miles northwest of the City of Moab in Grand County, Utah, on the west bank of the Colorado River, a vital water source for the Southwest US. About 130 acres of the site's approximately 480 acres is covered by a uranium mill tailings pile.

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