A team of URS Energy and Construction and Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group has been awarded a $1.3 billion contract to operate the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
Areva Federal Services has been named the team's major subcontractor.
The five-year contract, which starts Oct. 1, contains an option to extend for an additional five years.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant disposes of transuranic waste, including debris contaminated with plutonium from Hanford.
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URS holds Hanford contracts for environmental cleanup of land near the Columbia River and management of the tank farms and also is the prime subcontractor at the vitrification plant.