Homeland Security Capital Corporation (OTCBB: HOMS), an international provider of specialized technology-based radiological, nuclear, environmental, disaster relief and security solutions to government and commercial customers, announced today that its environmental remediation subsidiary, Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) was recently awarded $3 million for their contribution to a demolition project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) located in Los Alamos, NM.
The $6 million contract was awarded to ARSEC Environmental, LLC, which is a Joint Venture between American Radiation Services, Inc (dba ARS International) and SEC. Under this contract, the team will abate hazardous materials, demolish and dispose of the 316,500-foot main Administration Building (SM-43) as well as three connecting walkways. The SM-43 building was originally designed in 1953 as a combination office and laboratory space, with occupancy in 1956. The 18-month project is scheduled to be complete in November 2011.
“The need to clean up and secure hazardous waste is a top national priority and we are proud to be selected as part of a team to work at Los Alamos,” said C. Thomas McMillen, Chairman and CEO of HOMS.
The demolition project falls under LANL’s Infrastructure Support Program. The team was recently recognized with a Pollution Prevention award for successful execution and significant recycling on a previous demolition project at LANL.“We are excited about this award,” said Christopher Leichtweis, SEC’s CEO and President of Homeland Security Capital Corporation. “These projects support the initiative to achieve continued reduction in the nuclear weapons complex footprint at LANL.” About Safety and Ecology Corporation Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) is a rapidly growing environmental services company in the U.S., providing services nationally, in Europe and the Caribbean. The Company specializes in the removal and remediation of hazardous nuclear materials for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. SEC also provides advanced environmental services for private industry across the country and internationally. Since its founding in 1991, SEC has grown approximately 30 percent per year, and has emerged as a technology innovator with more than 450 personnel worldwide and with annual revenues of more than U.S. $70 million. For more information on SEC, visit www.sec-tn.com. About Homeland Security Capital Corporation (HOMS) Homeland Security Capital Corporation is a company engaged in the strategic acquisition, development, and consolidation of homeland security-related businesses, within the fragmented homeland security industry. The company is focused on creating long-term value by taking controlling interest and developing its subsidiary companies through superior operations and management. The company is headed by former Congressman C. Thomas McMillen, who served three consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4 th Congressional District of Maryland. HOMS operates businesses that provide homeland security products and services solutions, growing organically and by acquisitions. The company is targeting emerging companies that are generating revenues but face challenges in scaling their businesses to capitalize on homeland security opportunities. HOMS’s portfolio of companies, in addition to SEC, includes: