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WESTINGHOUSE WON'T SEEK NEW DOE CONTRACT AT FERNALD

 WESTINGHOUSE WON'T SEEK NEW DOE CONTRACT AT FERNALD
 PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric


Corporation (NYSE: WX) announced today it has elected not to submit a bid for the new environmental management contract at the Department of Energy (DOE) site at Fernald, Ohio.
 Yesterday was the deadline for companies to declare their interest in bidding for the new five-year contract.
 Westinghouse took over management of the 1.050-acre facility near Cincinnati in January 1986. In 1989, DOE suspended uranium production at Fernald to focus on safety and environmental concerns and shifted the workforce to environmental restoration and waste management work at the facility.
 The corporation has carried out extensive cleanup activities at the site, including: radioactive decontamination of over a million square feet of roads and production areas; stabilization and reduction of radon emissions from the K-65 silos; classification and shipment of more than 250,000 drums of low-level radioactive waste and a 90 percent reduction in radioactive exposures to employees.
 Westinghouse, a four-time finalist and a winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, also instituted quality improvement programs at the Fernald site to improve productivity and environmental health and safety. The corporation founded the Westinghouse/DOE School for Environmental Excellence at Fernald to train managers in environmental management and the School of Applied Environmental Technology, an environmental school for workers.
 "As a result of the combined efforts of Westinghouse and DOE, the site is safer, cleaner and better prepared to continue the cleanup," said James L. Gallagher, general manager of the corporation's government operations business unit.
 "We will continue to adhere to the highest standards of safety and environmental management through the last months of our contract extension," he said. DOE extended the Westinghouse contract, which was due to expire last September, until August of this year.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Walker, 513-738-6835, or Perry Richardson, 513-738-6442, both of Westinghouse in Cincinnati; or Roy Morrow of Westinghouse, 412-642-3005/
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