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Fluor Fernald History at the Fernald Site

 

In 1991, the mission of the Fernald site changed from uranium metal production to environmental remediation following the end of the Cold War. To meet the new challenges and demands of remediating a former nuclear weapons site, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded its first environmental cleanup contract in August 1992 to the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., later renamed Fluor Fernald.

Fluor Fernald is part of Fluor Corp., a global engineering, construction and diversified services corporation based in Aliso Viejo, California. The five-year, $2.2 billion cleanup contract included options for a three-year extension, which DOE later exercised in 1997 for two years and in 1999 for one year. Fluor Fernald is responsible for managing all site remediation activities in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including cleanup of waste generated during production and remediation, supervising engineering designs, technology development, and disposition of the site’s nuclear materials inventory (completed in 2002).

In November 2000, DOE awarded Fluor Fernald a final cleanup closure contract valued at $2.4 billion with a target fee of $120 million. The closure contract is effective December 2000 through December 2010; however, DOE included incentives for Fluor Fernald to accelerate cleanup without compromising safety. In 2001, DOE and Fluor Fernald developed a 2006 closure execution plan to complete site cleanup three years earlier than projected by focusing resources on critical path and high risk projects. Fernald’s 2006-closure vision is to remove, treat and safely dispose of all contaminated sources and contain groundwater contamination, with long-term treatment and monitoring in place.

The Fluor Fernald closure management team combines the resources of Fluor Corp. with those of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Nuclear Fuel Services, and Duratek Federal Services (formerly Waste Management Federal Services). Fluor Corp. has consistently been ranked among the safest construction contractors in the United States, and has placed its highest priority on the health and safety of both its workforce and the public.

For more information about Fluor Fernald, please call Public Affairs Director, Jeff Wagner, 513-484-2348, or send an e-mail message to: jeffrey.wagner@fluor.com.

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Fernald site to an end state that serves the needs of the community.