GTS Duratek, a company specializing in environmental clean up, was awarded a contract to help dispose of radioactivity from Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant near Wading River, N.Y.
The Long Island Power Authority awarded the contract for the two-year project, which is valued at about $14 million.
GTS Duratek's employees will monitor the radiation on plant workers, help clean equipment and handle the radioactive waste after the cleaning, according to company officials.
The cleanup will occur as Shoreham is decommissioned.
"The contract represents a significant step in the turnaround of the company," said Robert E. Prince, GTS Duratek's president and chief executive officer.