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Battelle Environment Matters

Battelle Continues Support of U.S. EPA Through STREAMS III

For nearly 40 years, scientists at Battelle have worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help prevent or reduce air, land and water pollution. A recent contract award by the EPA will continue that work.  

Battelle was awarded the Scientific, Technical, Research, Engineering and Modeling Support III (STREAMS III) contract through U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The five-year contract is a follow-on to STREAMS II and will support the development and evaluation of technologies, processes and tools to prevent or reduce pollution and restore ecosystems. The multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of $55 million and will run through August 2021. 

The work for EPA includes a variety of test and evaluation services that address important topics such as drinking water, studying the country’s aging water infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions from a variety of sources and the remediation of the thousands of EPA Superfund sites.

“At Battelle, we focus on using science for the benefit of all humanity,” said Amy Dindal, Program Manager for STREAMS III. “The work of serving as a trusted advisor for the EPA is important to us and our mission, and we take very seriously the task of helping to mitigate pollution. 

STREAMS III will support the development and evaluation of technologies, processes and tools to prevent or reduce pollution of air, land and water, and to restore ecosystems. The work could involve developing and/or evaluating technical concepts, methods/procedures, process options and prototype systems in a research framework that permits and encourages changes in direction and mid-course corrections as needed and warranted. This could require a broad range of process development efforts such as proof-of-concept, laboratory-scale and bench-scale experiments, treatability studies and pilot-scale investigations, and/or field-scale evaluations. 

The large-scale prime task orders will build on Battelle’s successful 30-year history in supporting the EPA. Battelle executed a broad scope of projects under STREAMS II. Examples include:

  • Remedial investigations and recommendations for sediment, soil and groundwater
  • Human health and environmental risk assessments
  • Kriging to map lead contamination in soil
  • Uranium mine residues investigations
  • Methylated mercury chemistry support
  • Food waste reduction feasibility studies
  • Forensic chemistry support
  • PCB treatment technologies
  • Radiological waste handling and large-scale decontamination of wide areas and urban structures
  • Drinking water treatment technologies
  • Rehabilitation of water infrastructure
  • UST failures associated with the use of biofuels and ultralow-sulfur diesel

Battelle looks forward to continuing to support this work through STREAMS III.