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ARMY ENGINEERS AWARD SEVEN CONTRACTS TO CLEAN UP FORMER NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE SITES

 WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Contracts totaling nearly one million dollars were awarded to area firms by the New England Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the clean up of former Department of Defense sites throughout the region in early January. The seven contracts, four in Massachusetts, one in Maine and two in Rhode Island, were awarded under the Defense Environmental Restoration (DERP) Program.
 Work under the DERP Program (PL 98-212) provides for an expanded effort in environmental restoration. It emphasizes the identification, investigation, and prompt cleanup of hazardous and toxic waste, unexploded ordnance, unsafe buildings, and other structures and debris at current and former military facilities.
 All environmental restoration and construction activities will be performed under the supervision of a Corps of Engineers' management and inspection team to assure compliance with contract requirements of the $981,140 (total) contracts let by the New England Division in January 1994.
 Contracts have been let by the New England Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the following formerly used defense sites:
 Connecticut
 -- Work at Peaks Island and Jewell Island in Portland, Maine, calls for the removal of 12 underground fuel storage tanks which range in size from 370 gallons to 10,500 gallons, removal of four transformers, removal and disposal of contaminated soil, and cleaning of hydrocarbons from the underground storage tank vaults. Work will begin in March and will take about three months to complete. The $143,775 contract was awarded to Site Remediation Services, Inc., of East Windsor, Conn.
 Maine
 -- Removal of underground and aboveground fuel storage tanks and other work at the former Bucks Harbor Air Station in Bucks Harbor, Maine, will begin in March and will take about five months to complete. The $64,215 contract, which was awarded to Franklin Environmental Services, Inc., of Wrentham, Mass., calls for the removal of 27 underground storage tanks in the former military housing area now owned by the Maine Department of Corrections, the removal of two aboveground tanks and piping at a former radar site now used by the Federal Aviation Administration, and removal and disposal of three PCB-containing electric switches and two 55-gallon drums.
 Massachusetts
 -- Work to clean up the Former Fort Ruckman and a Nike site in Nahant Mass., will consist of the closure of 16 underground storage tanks, ranging in size from 65 to 10,000 gallons. The work, which will be done by Green Environmental, Inc., of Quincy, Mass., under the terms of a $63,100 contract, will begin in the spring and will take about three months to complete.
 -- Fourteen underground and aboveground storage tanks, ranging in size from 275 to 6,000 gallons will be removed from two former Nike missile sites in Boston and Quincy, Mass., also by Green Environmental, Inc., under the terms of a $178,115 contract. Seven transformers, two capacitors, contaminated soil, missile silo hydraulic systems, and missile silo contents will also be removed and the silos closed. Work is scheduled to begin in March and will take about three months to complete.
 -- At the former Nike missile site in Reading, Mass., work will call for the removal of three underground and one aboveground storage tanks, ranging in size from 1,000 to 1,500 gallons. In addition, three transformers, the hydraulic systems and contents of the three missile silos will be removed, contaminated soil will be excavated and disposed of, and three silo structures will be demolished and backfilled. The work which will be done by Rudy V. Pompeo, Inc., of Weymouth, Mass., under the terms of a $182,088 contract, will begin in March and will take about three months to complete.
 -- Remediation of the former Nike missile site in Rehoboth, Mass., will be accomplished under the terms of a $196,924 contract awarded to Mason Environmental Services, Inc., of Pocaset, Mass. The work will begin in March and will take about four months to complete. The contract calls for the removal of 33 underground storage tanks, 32 of which have a 275-gallon capacity, while one has a capacity of 4,000 gallons. In addition, three Nike anti-aircraft missile silos will be dewatered, their hydraulic systems removed and the silos themselves demolished. Other site work includes removal and disposal of contaminated soil and pavement, installation of new concrete curbing and topsoiling and seeding of cleaned up site.
 Rhode Island
 -- Closure of missile silos and removal of tanks at the former Nike site in Foster, R.I. will begin in April and take about four months to complete. The $92,150 contract also awarded to Rudy V. Pompeo, Inc., calls for the removal of four underground and aboveground storage tanks, ranging from 275 to 4,000 gallons; removal of transformers, contaminated soil, and silo hydraulic systems; dewatering and disposal of silo liquid contents; asbestos abatement; and silo closure.
 -- Remediation of former Department of Defense sites in Jamestown and Warwick, R.I., calls for the removal of two 25,000 gallon underground storage tanks adjacent to a public road at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The tanks, which formerly held leaded gas, were closed by removing the fuel and filling them with water. At the former fire control station in the Hull Cove section of Jamestown, one 275-gallon aboveground storage tank will be removed. The efforts at the two sites will also include removal and disposal of 50,000 gallons of tank contents and 325 tons of fuel-contaminated soil. Work is scheduled to begin in March and will take about four months to complete. The $60,773 contract for work at the former DoD sites in Jamestown and Warwick, R.I., was awarded to Franklin Environmental Services, Inc., of Wrentham, Mass.
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 /CONTACT: Larry Rosenberg, 617-647-8657, or Sue Douglas, 617-647-8264, both of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/


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