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D&D Support, Facility Closure, Regulatory Support – Idaho National Laboratory (Environmental Compliance)

As prime contractor to the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) management and operating (M&O) contractors (Bechtel BWXT Idaho and CH2M Hill WGI Idaho), Portage has performed $55 million of program and project management work for the Department of Energy at the Idaho National Laboratory. The work has included support of decontamination and demolition (D&D), development of regulatory closure documentation, nuclear waste facility closure and associated technical writing, “de-construction” activities and construction management oversight of nuclear production and waste processing facilities and systems, and records management.


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Elmendorf Air Force Base Resource Energy Management Support (Energy Services)

Since 2003, Portage has provided continuous Resource Energy Management (REM) support for the 611th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Anchorage, AK. In addition, we have provided REM support for the 3rd CES at Elmendorf AFB since March 2008. We have performed this work for the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment through Global Engineering, Integration, and Technical Assistance contracts.


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Global Engineering, Integration, and Technical Assistance Support, U.S. Air Force, Various Sites (Engineering Services)

Portage supports eight major commands and 100+ Department of Defense (DoD) installations worldwide. Under several Global Engineering, Integration, and Technical Assistance (GEITA) support task orders, Portage provides engineering, planning and cost estimating for environmental restoration, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, conservation planning, base realignment and closure, and management and operations support for five Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) installations. Portage performs about $18M annually on multiple GEITA task orders.


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Paducah Remediation Services, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Kevil, KY (Waste Management)

Portage, as the majority partner in Paducah Remediation Services, LLC (PRS), has performed a variety of environmental remediation and waste management activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant near Kevil, KY. Under this prime U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract, we have been responsible for groundwater and soil environmental remedial actions, field investigations, removing legacy waste, decontamination and decommissioning certain inactive facilities, operating site waste storage facilities, surveillance and maintenance, and other activities.


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Santa Clara Spillway in Northern New Mexico (Environmental Restoration)

Water is once again flowing over the Santa Clara spillway in Northern New Mexico. Portage, Inc., recently completed a project to provide engineering design services to the Santa Clara Pueblo for repair of the Pin Dee Pond Spillway. Over time, water had eroded the materials beneath the dam spillway, causing it to collapse. The dam could no longer be used for water storage due to stability and safety concerns.


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Sealion (Searchable Liner Online) Database
 (Information Technology Services)

The Radioactive Scrap and Waste Facility Liner-by-Liner Characterization Project was initiated to support waste management planning and disposition activities at the Materials and Fuels Complex located at the Idaho National Laboratory. The project scope consisted of a detailed examination of available historical records to consolidate information and eliminate discrepancies between sources. This information was captured in a new comprehensive searchable online database dubbed Sealion (Searchable Liner Online).


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Separations Process Research Unit Remediation Project, Niskayuna, NY (Environmental Restoration)

Portage, as the majority partner in the Accelerated Remediation Company (aRc), is performing an environmental remediation task under the current U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) small business prime contract for the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) Land Areas Remediation Project at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY. The project includes excavation and offsite disposal of wastes consistent with cleanup criteria, remediating the area to allow for industrial reuse. The land areas include various site contractor–controlled solid waste management units, a lower level rail bed, a lower level parking lot, and an extensive North Field Area. This $32 million project has been ongoing since 2007.


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Application of SIBERIA Landscape Evolution Model, Los Alamos, NM (GIS)

Since October 2009, Portage, Inc., has performed modeling of long-term erosion over selected sites at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) using the SIBERIA landscape evolution model [Willgoose and Riley, 1998]. SIBERIA repeatedly applies a landscape-forming annual runoff event to a gridded model landscape, deforming the model topography in response to erosion and deposition. Where conventional erosion models predict sediment production from a site for a particular event, SIBERIA and other landscape evolution models incorporate natural feedback mechanisms as drainage networks and depositional features form over the long term.


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