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Huntington Ingalls Contract Calls for Fukushima Remediation of USS George Washington

The USS George Washington (CVN 73) arriving at Yokosuka, Japan in 2008 with the phrase "Hajimemashite," which means "Nice to meet you" in Japanese. CVN 73 would later participate in relief operations following the Fukushima disaster.

The U.S. Department of Defense has recently awarded the following notable contract related to the fields of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) or explosives countermeasures, equipment or services:

Huntington Ingalls Inc. is being awarded a $194,802,989 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-2111), to extend the period of performance from 12 months to 18 months for continued advance planning of the refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN 73).

This modification will continue CVN 73 RCOH advance planning, shipchecks, design, documentation, engineering, fabrication, and preliminary shipyard or support facility work to prepare for and make ready for the RCOH accomplishment on CVN 73, which is expected to commence in August 2017.

This modification establishes the labor requirement for engineering and production services in support of Fukushima remediation of CVN 73 during the advance planning of its RCOH, as well as provide for engineering, planning, and production oversight of work performed by the Navy, Norfolk area providers, and other contractors in managing remediation efforts.

Work will be in Newport News, Virginia, and is expected to complete by August 2017. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Sixteen U.S. ships that participated in Operation Tomodachi relief efforts after Japan’s nuclear disaster five years ago remain contaminated with low levels of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, according to reporting from Military.com.

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