Client
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company
Location
Richland, WA, U.S.

Hanford Plateau Remediation Contract

Fluor is a fee-sharing subcontractor to CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (PRC) and has 185 professionals working on the project. PRC is performing deactivation and decommissioning of facilities and environmental cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site in Hanford, Washington.

Fluor's managerial staff, technical specialists, and craft personnel are assigned to various PRC organizations, including soil and groundwater remediation, retrieval and processing of transuranic waste, nuclear safety and safety basis documentation, waste management, environmental and regulatory strategic planning, regulatory compliance, training, and construction. Fluor also supports other Hanford prime contractors by providing select engineering, construction, and surveying services.


Hanford Site Environmental Cleanup
Client's Challenge

CH2M HILL PRC is the prime contractor for the safe, environmental cleanup of the Central Plateau at the DOE's Hanford Site. The Hanford Site, part of the DOE environmental management program, covers 585 square miles (half the size of Rhode Island), and is the largest environmental cleanup project in the nation.

The cleanup of the Central Plateau represents the next generation of DOE contract reform and contains key provisions for increased small business subcontract goals. CH2M HILL's delivery philosophy centers on creating a strong team that includes skilled, innovative, and proven subcontractors—large and small. As an integrated subcontractor to the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (PRC), Fluor is helping the PRC process transuranic waste, decontaminate and demolish facilities, and remediate groundwater.

In partnership with the Building Trades' craft, Fluor also provides craft personnel for CHPRC projects, as well as those for other Hanford contractors. Fluor supported the construction of high throughput ion-exchange systems called pump-and-treat facilities for removing chromium (a carcinogen) from the groundwater.

In working to clean up Hanford yet preserve the site's historical legacy, Fluor decontaminated and relocated massive pieces of railroad equipment. The 10-month $5.5 million project, funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), was completed on time and under budget.

Fluor has been involved in the environmental cleanup at Hanford since 1996: as a prime contractor, 1996-2009; and a subcontractor, 2009-present.

Source: CH2M HILL PRC Website


Deactivation and Decommissioning of Facilities and Hanford Site Environmental Cleanup
Fluor's Solution

Fluor personnel support the PRC in the deactivation and decommissioning of facilities and environmental cleanup at DOE's Hanford reservation in southeastern Washington State.

Fluor technical specialists, managerial staff and craft personnel support PRC in the areas of soil and groundwater remediation, retrieval and processing of transuranic waste, nuclear safety and safety basis documentation, waste management, environmental and regulatory strategic planning, regulatory compliance, training, and construction. Fluor also supports other Hanford prime contractors in engineering, construction, and surveying services.


Hanford Site Environmental Cleanup
Conclusion

Fluor's experience at the Hanford Site began in 1996 and continues today as a fee-sharing subcontractor to PRC on the Plateau Remediation Contract.

The Hanford Site represents DOE's largest environmental cleanup project in the nation.