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Posted 2/28/2013

Release no. 13-014

Marilyn Phipps

YAPHANK, N.Y. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $10.1 million task order contract to Environmental Chemical Company of Burlingame, Calif., Feb. 27 to remove debris on Fire Island created by Hurricane Sandy.

Under the terms of the task order 82 percent of the work will be performed by local contractors.

Under the task order, ECC is required to mobilize within 24 hours, and debris removal is expected to begin by the end of the week. The goal is to finish by the end of March.

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