Technology Solutions Company to Help Develop and Analyze Methods for Measuring Pollutants
MCLEAN, Va. - Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, was awarded a five-year task-order from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), worth a maximum of $72 million, to continue its work providing research support to assess exposure to atmospheric pollutants and other materials that have the potential to cause adverse human health effects.
Alion supports EPA’s Office of Research and Development by assisting with the conduct of research that characterizes human pollutant exposures across a broad spectrum. Our subcontractor RTI International is a key partner in this effort. Results will be applied to practical efforts related to air quality measurement, pollution control and homeland security.
“We support the continuing improvement in our understanding of how people become exposed to air pollutants,” explained Chris Amos, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the company’s Technology Solutions Group. “Alion has a long history with EPA, dating back to 1973, in conducting atmospheric sciences and environmental methods development research, with an increased emphasis on studying human exposure. Ultimately, the research we are conducting now may help prevent negative health effects from pollutants.”
Under the contract, Alion will develop and support human exposure models and support research in aerosol and human exposure studies. Pollutants and other compounds will be sampled and analyzed in air, water, food, dust, soil and biological media, and tracked through inhalation, dermal exposure and ingestion.
Other subcontractors on the five-year contract include The McConnell Group and Alpha-Gamma Technologies.
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.