LOCKHEED LAS VEGAS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER OPENS AT HUGHES AIRPORT CENTER
LOCKHEED LAS VEGAS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
OPENS AT HUGHES AIRPORT CENTER
LAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Touting the theme "Contributing to a Better World," Lockheed today formally dedicated its new Las Vegas Environmental Center during grand opening ceremonies at the Summa Corp.-owned Hughes Airport Center.
Gov. Bob Miller, Clark County Commission Chairman Jay Bingham, Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Co. President Bob Young and Summa Chairman William R. Lummis were among the dignitaries to open the new environmental facility, which employs more than 400 people locally and assists federal and private agencies to clean up decades of environmental problems.
The Lockheed Las Vegas Environmental Center includes an environmental programs office, the Lockheed Analytical Laboratory, and the Las Vegas-based subsidiary AWC-Lockheed, an environmental remediation technology company.
"The opening of the Lockheed Las Vegas Environmental Center underscores Lockheed's commitment to a better world through an active role in environmental clean-up initiatives," said Young.
Lockheed has committed more than $10 million to establishing its state-of-the-art analytical laboratory in Las Vegas. The 44,000-square-foot laboratory provides chemical and radiological analyses of environmental samples, quality assurance support to environmental programs and environmental chemistry research and development capabilities. The facility includes laboratories designed specifically to analyze organic and inorganic radionuclide and mixed waste samples.
Lockheed's Environmental Programs office provides services to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other clients. These services focus on sampling and analysis, environmental quality assurance, site characterization, passive and active remote sensing, geographic information systems applications, pollution prevention and environmental safety and health.
"Environmental studies at EPA-designated superfund sites is an example of the work of our programs office," said Young, who added that Lockheed also is prepared to pursue environmental problems overseas, such as in Eastern Europe.
AWC-Lockheed has a patented soil treatment system called TRUclean for remediation of radioactive and contaminated soils and provides a full range of nuclear services. Lockheed scientists at AWC's Soil Treatability Laboratory characterize contaminated soils and test techniques for processing soils in order to remove contaminants.
AWC is currently working at the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif., to clean up depleted uranium at a weapons test range, Young said.
John L. Goolsby, Summa president and chief executive officer, called the environmental center "a major world-class facility that will make a major impact on Clark County's economy and stature as a growing industrial force. We're delighted that Lockheed chose to build this state-of-the-art facility at Hughes Airport Center."
Lockheed products have served customers for most of the 20th century. Today, Lockheed builds spacecraft, space launch and space- related ground systems, electronic products and systems, strategic missiles and defense systems, stealthy advanced tactical fighters and advanced aircraft, airlifters, maritime patrol and special mission aircraft and tactical weapon systems.
Overall, Lockheed is involved in the development of 18 of the 20 technologies designated by the U.S. Department of Defense as vital to America's future. The corporation also provides technical, financial, information, management and environmental services.
/CONTACT: Ron Meder of Lockheed Engineering and Sciences, 713-283-4508, or Robin Joyce of Joyce Advertising, 702-382-4003, for Lockheed/ CO: Lockheed Las Vegas Environmental Center; Summa Corp. ST: Nevada, California IN: ARO SU: EH-JL -- LA018 -- 0781 06/16/92 15:34 EDT