Environmental Protection

Army Corps Awards Iowa Ammunition Plant Contract

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - St. Louis District awarded Safety and Ecology Corp. (SEC) a remedial action contract estimated to total $3.1 million, according to an Oct. 7 press release. The company is a subsidiary of Homeland Security Capital Corp.

The Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is a one-of-a-kind national resource that provides "total munitions solutions" for the U.S. Department of Defense's industrial base, which includes research, development, production, inspection, testing, assembly, packing, and demilitarization. SEC is scheduled to complete the remedial action by December 2009.

Christopher P. Leichtweis, SEC chief executive officer and president of the parent company will serve as the project's program manager on the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program's project site.

SEC received the award through its indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract that includes field engineering, remediation work, and management services. The contract provides services necessary for the St. Louis District to execute its Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste program; a major part of which is the clean up of the old Manhattan Project of World War II.

Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is a Group Technology Center for missile warheads, tank ammunition, artillery rounds, and demolition charges. The Iowa AAP's building facility is built on 19,300 acres in southeast Iowa. Less than a third of the 19,015-acre (30-square-mile) property is occupied by active or formerly active production or storage facilities. The remaining land is evenly divided between leased agricultural acreage and woodlands.

SEC is an international leader in environmental services and chemical, radiological, and nuclear consequence management company in the United States, providing services nationally, in Europe, and the Caribbean.

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