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Tetra Tech Inc. announced Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development awarded the Pasadena-based company a five-year contract valued at $60 million to provide comprehensive technical and analytical services to evaluate ecological and human health risks in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Tetra Tech’s researchers will provide technical support services to ORD’s National Center for Environmental Assessment to develop and evaluate tools that are used by decision-makers in safeguarding public health and the environment, according to the company.

Those tools “include dynamic water quality, biogeochemical and pollutant transport models that simulate impacts ranging from large-scale global changes as well as regional and local land-use changes and best management practices,” including to Tetra Tech.

“For over 30 years, Tetra Tech has supported EPA’s research programs,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to continue our support of the EPA by developing innovative methods grounded in science that protect public health and the environment.”

–City News Service

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