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.
Springville Journal – WVDP presents checks for site support
June 13, 2018 – “West Valley Fire District 1, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Mercy Flight were presented checks to pay for their support to the West Valley Demonstration Project by representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and CH2MHILL BWXT West Valley, LLC.” Link to article
DOE EM Update – West Valley Training Focuses on Rescuing Injured Workers in Confined Spaces
June 5, 2018 – “EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project recently conducted training to safely rescue an injured person from a confined space.
CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley’s (CHBWV) Pat Douglass and Steve Wedvik, who also serves as a West Valley Volunteer Hose Company assistant fire chief, held the training for employees at an onsite excavation work zone.
“This type of training is great,” CHBWV’s Eric Fuller said. “Training that employs hands-on learning with real-life applications is better than being inside four walls.” Link to article
National Law Review – House Hearing on DOE Cleanup Efforts
June 5, 2018 – “On May 18, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on H.R. 2278, the Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2017, and H.R. 2389, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project and for other purposes.” Link to article
Salamanca Press – WVDP presents checks for support to WV fire district, BCH and Mercy Flight
June 4, 2018 – “The West Valley Fire District No. 1, along with Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville and Mercy Flight, was recently presented a check for its services on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project.” Link to article
DOE EM Bulletin – West Valley Contractor Receives 80 Percent of Available Award Fee
May 29, 2018 – “EM’s cleanup contactor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) earned $365,000 of a possible $455,965 award fee for the Aug. 30, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018 performance period, according to a recently released scorecard. ” Link to bulletin