$2B contract awarded for Piketon nuke plant cleanup

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$2B contract awarded for Piketon nuke plant cleanup

Dayton Daily News – The Energy Department on Monday, Aug. 16, issued a $2 billion contract for the cleanup of radioactive and chemical contamination at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon.

The contract names a partnership of Fluor Federal Services and Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Group as prime contractor. The project includes decontamination and demolition of three huge buildings used from 1954-2001 to enrich uranium, first for atomic bombs and later for nuclear reactor fuel. It includes a five-year initial phase and a possible five-year extension. Work is to begin later this year, a department spokeswoman said.

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