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DHS Seeks Plum Island Remediation Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a requirement to contract for the supply and delivery of petroleum contamination remediation services for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) in New York.

PIADC is a unique research facility whose mission includes the development of vaccines, performance of diagnostic testing, and implementation of various applied research projects.

The project includes the recovery of free-phase petroleum (fuel oils) from the subsurface and, groundwater monitoring, sampling, and analysis. The overarching goal of the project is remediating subsurface light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) and continually evaluating site-wide LNAPL extent and groundwater conditions.

The LNAPL contamination resulted from surface spills and subsurface releases from multiple sources including former underground fuel tanks, fuel lines, and appurtenances and likely occurred over several decades. A mass of LNAPL was discovered in the mid-1990s when the original underground fuel oil facilities were removed and replaced with new, compliant facilities with leak-prevention systems.

These releases are jointly listed by the as NYSDEC Spill Number 95-12713.

DHS is remediating the site under a Stipulation Agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (NYSDEC) to “clean up and remove the discharge of petroleum”.

Further details are available at under Solicitation Number: HSHQPD-17-Q-00002. The response deadline is Nov 24, 2016.

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