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Battelle Wins Corps of Engineers Environmental Chemistry Contract


Posted on Jan 30, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH., 31 January, 2013--Battelle has a track record of producing innovative, high-quality work for its clients, including government agencies and the oil and gas industry. Evidence of that legacy recently was recognized when the United States Army Corps of Engineers New York District (USACE NAN) awarded Battelle a five-year, $8 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide analytical chemistry analysis of dredged material proposed for ocean placement.

“At Battelle, we value highly this sort of support work for the Corps of Engineers,” said Jon Thorn, a Battelle Environmental Chemistry Manager. 

Work on the project will be performed in the environmental laboratory in Duxbury, Massachusetts; the dioxin laboratory in Columbus, Ohio and the metals laboratory at Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Sequim, Washington. “This contract illustrates one of Battelle’s great strengths—our multi-disciplinary capabilities,” said Thorn. 

Thorn explained that dredged material from New York and New Jersey must first be tested to determine if it can be placed at sea or on land. This new contract will allow Battelle to continue to be trusted advisors by providing USACE NAN with analytical results needed to make these dredge disposal decisions.

“Because detection limits for the New York District are the lowest of any dredged material program in the country, use of Battelle’s ultra-trace analytical chemistry methods are necessary,” said Thorn.

As the only laboratory approved to provide this level of analytical support for ocean disposal projects with EPA Region 2 and USACE NAN, Battelle is uniquely positioned to provide this expertise.

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its businesses in national security, health, energy and the environment. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts, focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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