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Feds Extend CH2M Hill's Hanford Contract

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Department of Energy has extended CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.'s contract for Hanford environmental cleanup work for five more years.

The department notified CH2M Hill on Thursday on the contract extension, which is valued at $2.1 billion.

CH2M Hill was awarded a contract for central Hanford and groundwater cleanup in 2008 after a bidding process. The contract, initially valued at about $4.5 billion total, included an initial five year period and an option for a second five years of work.

For the first five years, the contract value was increased to about $3.6 billion because of $1.3 billion in one-time funding from the American Recovery Act.

DOE announced in April 2012 that it planned to extend the contract for five years.

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