COLUMBUS, OH - For nearly 40 years, scientists at Battelle have worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help prevent or reduce air, land and water pollution. A recent contract award by the EPA will continue that work.

Battelle was awarded the Scientific, Technical, Research, Engineering, and Modeling Support III (STREAMS III) contract through U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development. The five-year contract follows STREAMS II and will support the development and evaluation of technologies, processes and tools to prevent or reduce pollution and restore ecosystems. The contract has a ceiling value of $55 million and begins Sept. 1, 2016.

The work for EPA includes a variety of test and evaluation services that address important topics such as drinking water, studying the country's aging water infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions from a variety of sources and the remediation of the thousands of EPA Superfund sites.

"At Battelle, we focus on using science for the benefit of all humanity," said Amy Dindal, Program Manager for STREAMS III. "The work of serving as a trusted advisor for the EPA is important to us and our mission, and we take very seriously the task of helping to mitigate pollution."