Idaho Examiner - Sen. Larry Craig News Releases

Thursday, March 24, 2005

DELEGATION REACTS TO INL CLEANUP CONTRACT AWARD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Idaho Congressional Delegation issued a joint statement today reacting to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) selection of CH2M¨WG Idaho, LLC as the contractor for the Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory. Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. “Butch” Otter said:
“We are pleased that the Department of Energy was able to quickly resolve the concerns that arose a week ago and move forward with the selection. Having the contract awarded is important to the employees and to continuing the important cleanup work. We will work with DOE and the contractors to ensure there is a smooth transition.

“We look forward to working with CH2M¨WG Idaho, LLC to fully implement the Batt Agreement. While the INL embraces its future as the nation's premier nuclear energy research facility, we take very seriously the responsibility to continue ensuring safe and effective cleanup.

“The caliber of competition for this contract was impressive and a testament to the quality of the employees and opportunities at the INL. However, we do want to make sure we thank BBWI for its efforts. Its leadership and employees have done a tremendous job in managing the lab and cleanup at the site.”

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