Contract: $253,614,000 - Department of Energy - Apr. 9, 2009
29% voted satisfied - 71% voted not satisfied - 7 vote(s) cast
Award Description: In April 2009, WCH received ARRA funds accelerating remediation effort within approximate 210 square miles, at the Hanford Site along the Columbia River in southeast Washington. The work is divided into two phases. Phase I work consists of three activities: 1) Expansion of the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) - expanding waste capacity by 50% to approximately 16 million tons. This will be accomplished by the construction two new 'Super Cells (Nos. 9 and 10). Each Super Cell is the size of two previously constructed cells. By incorporating advancements in landfill design and material requirements, each cell will generate significant saving in both the cost of construction and in operations expenditures. 2) ERDF Operational Enhancements – equipment and facility upgrades to increase ERDF efficiency and capacity to support accelerated cleanup activities for WCH and other Hanford contractors. These enhancements include the purchase of earth handling equipment and the upgrading of container and maintenance facilities. 3) Burial Ground 618-10 Non-Intrusive Characterization – necessary to understand the quantity and condition of waste deposited from fuels development work and laboratories between 1954 and 1963. Planned characterization will provide data and information needed for planning future intrusive characterization activities, if required, and/or remediation strategies. Phase 2 consists of the following activities: 1) ERDF Operational Upgrades – design and installation of a Leachate Management System, ( for Super Cells 9 and 10), designed to integrate with the existing system. Includes the additional scopes for receiving and disposing or waste generated at 100-F, IU2&6 and 618-10. 2) 618-10 Burial Ground – builds on the results of Phase I activities and focuses on follow-on trench remediation. Results from intrusive characterization coupled with the results of the non-intrusive characterization and evaluation, will be reviewed with the client and with approval to proceed, the project will complete the design and procure remediation support to implement the remediation of the trenches. Progress of this activity will be determined by its Facility Hazard Categorization - higher the number equals slower schedule. 3) Non-Intrusive Characterization of the 618-11 Burial Ground – located near Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station. Consists of three threnches and holds radiologically contaminated laboratory waste and instruments, and spent nuclear fuel residuals. Activity will provide the additional information required to decide if intrusive characterization is needed, how best to clean up the burial ground, and what protective measures to employ during clean up. Proximity to the generating station will complicate progress and require additional controls. 4) Waste Site Remediation – Remediation of 18 Waste Sites located in the 100-F and IU2&6 areas. Following excavation and waste disposal at ERDF, the project will perform closeout sampling activities. 5) Waste Site Confirmatory Sampling of 100-D, 100-K, 100-IU 2&6 Areas – Confirmatory sampling is performed for sites that require additional information for determining the need for site remediation. Scope provides for the preparation and implementation of confirmatory work instructions including; work instruction preparation; sampling and analysis; closure document preparation; and, data management for approximately 66 confirmatory sampling sites. The funding will provide for the acceleration of cleanup activities and the expansion of the Hanford site’s waste disposal infrastructure. The funding also benefits the health of the economy by creating approximately 170 jobs and providing opportunities for small businesses. In addition, the recovery act funding enhances the DOE efforts for acheiving the reduction of the Hanford waste footprint from 575 square miles to 75 square miles by the year 2015.
Project Description: Phase I work scope has begun in all three project areas. It includes expansion of the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF), ERDF operational enhancements, and 618-10 Burial Ground characterization. To date 700,656 cubic yards of the estimated 1.7 million cubic yards have been excavated as part of the ERDF expansion. A new boundary fence is being installed at ERDF and is expected to be completed in mid-October. Fifteen of 150 new waste containers, six of 20 new transportation trucks, 1 of 4 bulldozers and 1 new water truck have been purchased as part of the ERDF operational enhancements. A new container transfer area is nearing completion, a new access road into ERDF is in the final stages of completion and a new scale is being installed. ERDF has completed its 'Ready to Serve' scope meaning that the facility is ready to receive and dispose of waste from other Hanford contractors. At the 618-10 Burial Ground the project start-up review for the non-intrusive characterization activity and onsite mobilization activities continue. The work is expected to start with installation of cone penetrometers in mid-October. A team was assembled to locate and retrieve historical documents related to operations in Hanford's 300 Area, the 618-10 Burial Ground, and any other documents that could have a possible bearing on potential contents of the burial ground. The team was able to locate new documents that were not previously discovered. The Waste Streams Hazards and Controls Evaluation is nearing completion. The report analyzes what is known to be in the burial ground, what could be expected based on 15 years of field remediation at Hanford, and identifies potential risks and appropriate hazard mitigation.
Jobs Summary: In accordance with the formula provided the 'Number of Jobs' describes, in FTEs, the employment impact of ARRA directly funded hours worked by prime contractor Washington Closure Hanford, LLC (WCH) employees. The types of jobs include union material coordinators, union painters, and union D&D workers in training to replace other union workers recalled to other Hanford contractor ARRA positions. The employment impact also includes, procurement professionals; administrative support; and technical professionals and management in the following fields: project controls, sample and data management, environmental, waste management designation, waste management transportation, project engineers, design engineers, CADD engineering, information services and technology, quality assurance, project management, craft supervision, subcontractor technical representatives, safety/health/hygiene, and radiological controls. A significant employment impact resulting from Recovery Act funds includes first tier subcontractors who are tracked separately. The 'Number of Jobs' does not include the WCH employment impact to administrative, technical, and business professionals and managers who support ARRA but do not directly charge to ARRA (typically considered indirect), as per WCH interpretation of reporting guidance. In addition to many of the jobs types above, 'indirect support to ARRA includes employees in communications and public outreach, contract administration, training, accounting, payroll, human resources, employee concerns, and labor relations. Additionally, to the above WCH FTEs provided herein, the total headcount, (the number of 'lives touched' or, the number of people who have jobs, not distinguishing bewteen part-time and full-time, or the length of the job), as of September 30, 2009, is 164 WCH and 136 combined teaming subcontractors and first-tier subcontractors, for a combined total of 300 employees. (Total jobs reported: 36)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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