RALEIGH, N.C. — AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded a five-year, $10 million contract by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the investigation and remediation of sites contaminated by dry-cleaning solvents.

More than 300 sites — both current and former dry-cleaning facilities — have been identified by DENR as having possible dry-cleaning solvent contamination. A chemical widely used in dry cleaning — perchloroethylene (also known as “perc”) — has been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Funded by the North Carolina Dry-cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act Program, the focus of AMEC’s work will include soil, groundwater, and indoor air quality assessments; risk assessment and groundwater modeling; and site remediation to address vapor intrusion issues and threatened water supplies.

AMEC personnel are experienced in North Carolina and across the nation in the most technologically advanced remediation techniques, including chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction, and bioremediation involving the injection of sodium lactate, vegetable oil, or other materials to spur the microbial elimination of contaminants.

For more information, visit www.amec.com.