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Hukari Press Release – LANL MTOA Award

Los Alamos National Security, LLC has selected Hukari Technical Services (HUKARI), a Veteran-Owned business, to provide site-wide safety basis nuclear and non-nuclear support services to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Under this $60 million, three-year plus two option years contract, HUKARI will perform safety analysis and associated safety basis activities as identified in separately awarded task orders. 

HUKARI was awarded the MTOA contract under the full and open portion of Los Alamos National Security's procurement competition, and entered the competition as the lead subcontractor of a team including the following companies: Sonalysts, Inc.; Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc.; Energy Solutions, Inc.; M.H. Chew & Associates, Inc.; ABS Consulting Inc.; and Hughes Associates, Inc.

Ken Hukari, President and CEO of HUKARI, said, "I am proud to be associated with the team of companies we joined with for this scope.  I am very pleased with the opportunity to support LANL and the site contractor, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, fulfilling a key role to their success. The team proposed by Hukari is comprised of companies chosen for their reputations of performance and quality. It is our intent, as a team, to bring the best resources and expertise to ensure the safety and regulatory compliance of nuclear and non-nuclear facility operations at LANL." 

For more information, contact: Ceanne Mayo, Contracts Manager, at ceannem@hukari.com.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (www.lanl.gov), a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.


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On April 25, 2008, Ascendent, LLC was awarded a 10-year, (5-year base-period with 5-year option) Shared Resource Agreement to provide technical and management services to CH2MHILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH-PRC), the prime contractor to DOE for the cleanup of the central portion of the Hanford site (Central Plateau). The scope of the PRC contract includes completion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant project; characterization of facilities and waste sites; disposal activities related to non-tank farm waste; environmental surveillance and maintenance; groundwater monitoring and remediation; environmental remediation; and development of documents for regulatory and other decisions covering groundwater, soil, and facilities. The 90-day transition period to the new contractor began on August 1, 2008. Ascendent is also providing resources for transition. The PRC is the second of three major contracts for cleanup at the Hanford Site in 2008 as part of the Central Plateau acquisition strategy. The 586-square-mile Hanford Site in Southeastern Washington State played a pivotal role in the nation’s defense for more than 40 years, beginning in the 1940s with the Manhattan Project. Formerly a plutonium production complex with nine nuclear reactors and associated processing facilities, Hanford is today engaged in the world’s largest environmental cleanup project. More information is available from the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and from the Hanford Site.


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