Posted: June 17, 2009

EPA Awards Contract to Study the Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology

(Nanowerk News) The Shaw Group Inc. today announced its Environmental & Infrastructure Group has been awarded a fifth consecutive contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide operations support and research services for the Test and Evaluation (T&E) facility and other National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) facilities.
Under this five-year cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract, Shaw will continue supporting the EPA’s research to evaluate drinking water and hazardous waste treatment technologies, protect the nation’s aging water infrastructure, address global climate change/water security issues and study the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.
The recent award expands the scope of Shaw’s previous contracts to include on-site support of critical scientific research used to formulate environmental policies and programs at the T&E facility and other NRMRL satellite facilities. The value of Shaw’s contract, which will be included in the company's fourth quarter fiscal year 2009 backlog of unfilled orders, was not disclosed.
“During the last 20 years, Shaw has supported the federal government in advancing scientific and engineering solutions, enabling the EPA and others to manage current and future environmental risks effectively,” said George Bevan, president of Shaw’s Environmental & Infrastructure Group. “As a leader in energy, environmental and infrastructure engineering and technology, Shaw’s solutions support the development of technologies used to address some of the most critical issues facing our nation’s future.”
The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. A Fortune 500 company with fiscal year 2008 annual revenues of $7 billion, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., and employs approximately 26,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Shaw Group (press release)
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