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Amentum, Aptim to Decommission US Military Nuclear Facility in Alaska

The US Military has awarded Amentum and Aptim a $95.5-million contract to decommission and dismantle the US Military Corps of Engineers’ SM-1A Reactor Facility in Fort Greely, Alaska.

SM-1A is a single-loop, 20.1-megawatt, thermal-pressurized water reactor accomplished in 1962 and shut down in 1972.

Throughout its operational interval, the location was deliberate to be built-in with an Arctic-based nuclear energy plant to assist the fort’s necessities.

SM-1A was additionally concerned in financial analysis on the consequences of using a nuclear electrical plant in comparison with the standard and expensive oil-fired system in a distant location.

Below the contract, the workforce will probably be liable for the allow, planning, website preparation, demolition, and disposal of parts from the reactor, utility corridors, wells, and different ancillary hubs.

The businesses will restore the location and its contaminated soils, and conduct a ultimate standing survey of the hazard and radioactive safety throughout the situation.

Amentum and Aptim will work with subcontractors to finish the mission. The hassle is anticipated to be accomplished in six years.

“Amentum will present the Military Corps of Engineers with superior engineering capabilities and options which have been profitable at a number of the most difficult environmental cleanup tasks on the planet,” Amentum Nationwide Safety President Mark Whitney acknowledged.

Aptim Nuclear Decommissioning SVP David Lowe added, “Our intensive expertise performing reactor decommissioning tasks for [US Army Corps of Engineers] and the [Army Research Office] permits us to convey superior improvements and options to finish the work safely and successfully at Fort Greely.”