Below are articles and other news published since the last West Valley Citizen Task Force Meeting. They relate to the West Valley Demonstration Project, nuclear waste cleanup or are otherwise relevant or of potential interest to stakeholders interested in the Project. After each Citizen Task Force Meeting, these articles are compiled into a single document and may be found with the meeting materials for that month.
DOE Environmental Management Update – West Valley Site Helps Sponsor Area Environmental Competition
April 24, 2018 – “EM West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) is a sponsor of a local outdoor environmental competition for students on April 25 that emphasizes teamwork while testing knowledge in areas such as aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, and wildlife.” Link to Update
Buffalo News – Letter: Now is time to speak up on West Valley cleanup
April 20, 2018 – “We have an important one-time opportunity to make a difference in the cleanup of the dangerous high- and low-level radioactive waste stored at the West Valley Demonstration Project for over 40 years.” Link to article.
Ripon Advance – Reed sees progress in federal cleanup at New York nuclear waste site
April 5, 2018 – “U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) is keeping tabs on the continued federal cleanup in his home state at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Valley Demonstration Project, a nuclear remediation waste site about 40 miles south of Buffalo….” Link to article
Springville Journal – WVDP Successfully Completes Demo Activity
March 29, 2018 – “Hot cell coolers, weighing 7,188 pounds each, were successfully removed from the Vitrification Facility through extensive planning, engineering controls, modeling and historical best practices.” Link to article.
Salamanca Press – NY Senators earmark $75M for West Valley cleanup project
March 23, 2018 – “New York state’s two U.S. senators say that more than $75 million was included in the federal budget bill for cleanup of the West Valley Demonstration Project. “Link to article.