U.S. Awards Contracts to Implement Agent Orange/Dioxin Remediation Project in Danang
HANOI, July 3, 2012 -- The U.S. Government recently awarded two contracts as part of the Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project, which is being carried out in partnership with the Government of Vietnam.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded an $8.34 million contract to CDM Smith, a U.S. firm headquartered in Massachusetts, for construction management and oversight of the entire project in coordination with Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense. Contract services include training and capacity building in environmental remediation of Vietnamese counterparts involved in the project’s implementation.
USAID also awarded a $17 million contract to Tetra Tech Inc., a U.S. firm headquartered in California, for the excavation and construction components of the project. Contract services include construction of an in-pile thermal desorption (IPTD) treatment structure and the excavation, transport, and placement of dioxin-contaminated sediment and soil into the IPTD structure. Once placed into the structure, the soil and sediment will be treated to remove the dioxin under a separate contract to be awarded at a later date.
The Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project involves remediation of all contaminated soil and sediment at the airport (estimated at about 73,000 cubic meters). The groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for August 2012. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2016.