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Up to $73.7M to ACE for Paving at Nevada USAF Facilities

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Paving the Way(click to view full) ACE Engineering in La Verne, CA won a contract worth up to $73.7 million to carry out multiple paving projects at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Tonapah Test Range, and other related US Air Force sites in Nevada. ACE will provide labor, supplies, materials, supervision, transportation, and equipment to repair, maintain, or build asphalt or cement roads, parking lots, runways, taxiways and shoulders at the bases and range. An environmental assessment report [pdf] on Nellis and the test range prepared by the US Air Force in May 2007 noted that unpaved roads on the USAF facilities contributed to air pollution in the region. According to the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan at Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Test and Training Range, there is a concern about air pollution at the facilities: “Exceedances in particulate matter are due to the release of dust from construction, unpaved roads, and unprotected soil surfaces…Some air pollutants are released during the explosion of ordnance…Movement of vehicles along gravel and unpaved roads also results in the release of fugitive dust in localized areas.” Fugitive dust [pdf] is fine particles that can carry […]

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