SAIC helps Army engineers find, eliminate atomic waste

Work protects public health, environment from low-level radioactive contamination from atomic weapons development in the 1940s and 1950s.

Science Applications International Corp. is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to provide hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste investigation and remediation programs under a five-year contract worth approximately $37 million.

The single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract calls for SAIC to assist the Army engineers’ investigation and remediation programs in St. Louis and Burlington, Iowa, according to a May 10 SAIC announcement.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide investigation and remediation programs to be managed by the St. Louis District, including administrative record and document management, data management, technical and regulatory integration, and extent of contamination surveys.

The company will provide environmental services including radiological surveys, environmental monitoring, laboratory operations and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act decision documents.

In addition SAIC also will provide confirmation of remedial actions, on-site laboratory environmental monitoring and radiological support, as well as project controls necessary for the execution of the St. Louis District's Formerly Used Sites Remedial Action Program.

The St. Louis District's Formerly Used Sites Remedial Action Program protects public health and the environment by removing low-level radioactive contamination generated by activities of the Manhattan Engineer District and the Atomic Energy Commission during the development of atomic weapons in the St. Louis Region in the 1940s and 1950s, SAIC said.

SAIC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.