FEMA Assigns Fresh Kills Job to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

New York -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has assigned a $125 million project to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to oversee management of the Fresh Kills landfill for World Trade Center debris disposal.

The firm of Phillips and Jordon Inc. (P&J) has been assigned to expedite recovery operations and will manage contractors working the landfill site. P&J also will manager inventory equipment to determine requirements; work with the New York City police department, the Department of Sanitation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and establish measures to protect workers and evidence.

The company was awarded the contract through a competitive bid process. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will oversee the mission until the Corps' New York District has a team ready to assume the duties. FEMA will fund the project until the evidence search mode has ceased. The project is expected to last 9 months.