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.
Olean Times Herald – Reed visits West Valley site to view results of extra cleanup funds
August 14, 2019 – U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, visited the West Valley Demonstration Project Tuesday, saying it helps justify his support for the nuclear cleanup.
“They wanted to show us the results of what $75 million a year for seven years looks like,” Reed said after what has become an annual tour.
“To see firsthand the results of the investments is very helpful for me,” the Southern Tier congressman said. Link to article
WBFO – Local activists highlight connection between indigenous and nuclear issues
August 9, 2019 – A celebration of Indigenous Peoples and Nuclear-Free Future Day returns Friday to the Buffalo History Museum. Ahead of the event, local Native Americans and environmental activists explained how the issues of indigenous peoples and nuclear power are intertwined. Link to article
Buffalo News – Letter: Nuclear power opinion does not consider factors
July 24, 2019 – In Another Voice, July 18, Professor Michael D. Garrick supports the continued use of nuclear power to avoid the limitations he sees in today’s wind and solar power for meeting New York’s energy needs while averting the climate crisis. Link to letter
Olean Times Herald – Cattaraugus County IDA sets 6-month moratorium on solar applications
August 1, 2019 – The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to enact a six-month moratorium on new solar farm applications.
The moratorium comes after the approval of five solar farms in the county over the past three years. Three projects have been in Olean. The IDA also has applications for proposed solar farms in Portville and West Valley. Link to article
Buffalo News – Another Voice: Another Voice: Wind turbines are vital to our energy future
August 1, 2019 – Windmills are beautiful. As a lover of Lake Erie’s bluffs, beaches and sunsets, as a former Bennett Beach lifeguard and Learzaks patron, as a current property owner on its shores, I was astounded to read:
On Sept. 19, the Erie County Legislature’s Energy and Environment Committee has scheduled a hearing to consider a bill by Legislators Lynne Dixon and John Mills condemning wind turbines on the lake. Link to article