In the News

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-Ellicottville Pennysaver & News -Divers used at EM site for inspection of fire water storage tank

November 21, 2020 – The Department of Energy and its cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) recently conducted underwater cleaning and inspection of the site’s fire water storage tank at the West Valley Demonstration Project. The 40-foot tall tank has a capacity of more than 460,000 gallons of water as an emergency supply
for fire suppression.
Trained divers also performed repair work, which is being done in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements. These repairs will increase the life expectancy and viability of the tank for several years, at which time the tank will no longer be needed and will be demolished. Link to article

Springville Journal – WVDP donates to local pantries with food drive

November 19, 2020 – With many people in the local community in need of food this holiday season, the workforce at the West Valley Demonstration Project did their part to help the families this winter. The WVDP hosted its annual food drive, donating food to nine food pantries across the area.

During this year’s food drive, food donations were given to the WVDP’s home pantry, the West Valley Food Pantry, along with food pantries in Little Valley, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, Dayton, Delevan, Franklinville, Concord and Springville. With the food donations, monetary donations and inkind donations the pantries received because of the food drive, WVDP Facility Manager and Food Drive Coordinator Lettie Chilson said it was equivalent to 120,000 pounds of food donated this year. Link to article

Salamanca Press – WVDP food drive collects 120K pounds for local pantries

November 19, 2020 – To help spread some holiday-season cheer, volunteers from the West Valley Demonstration Project and its subcontractors gathered Friday at Sander’s Parkview in Salamanca to once again distribute collected food to nine local pantries.

This year’s fundraising effort included food and monetary and in-kind donations from the employees themselves and was responsible for the distribution of what amounts to 120,000 pounds of food, according to volunteer coordinator Lettie Chilson, including 360 turkeys. Link to article

Olean Times Herald -WVDP food drive collects 120K pounds for local pantries

November 19, 2020 – To help spread some holiday-season cheer, volunteers from the West Valley Demonstration Project and its subcontractors gathered Friday at Sander’s Parkview in Salamanca to once again distribute collected food to nine local pantries.

This year’s fundraising effort included food and monetary and in-kind donations from the employees themselves and was responsible for the distribution of what amounts to 120,000 pounds of food, according to volunteer coordinator Lettie Chilson, including 360 turkeys. Link to article

Springville Journal – Divers used at EM Site for inspection of fire water storage tank

November 12, 2020 – The Department of Energy and its cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC recently conducted underwater cleaning and inspection of the site’s fire water storage tank at the West Valley Demonstration Project. The 40‐foot tall tank has a capacity of more than 460,000 gallons of water as an emergency supply for fire suppression.

Trained divers also performed repair work, which is being done in accordance with National Fire Protection Association requirements. Repairs will increase the life expectancy and viability of the tank for several years, at which time the tank will no longer be needed and will be demolished. Link to article

Upcoming meeting information

The January 27, 2021 CTF meeting will be held via Zoom. Registration is required. For meeting information please visit the Meeting Information page.

Zoom Registration will open in mid-January.

Each person should register individually.

For more information

on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

Bill Logue, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
c/o The Logue Group
PO Box 270270
West Hartford, CT 06127-0270

Phone: 860.521.9122

Bill@LogueGroup.com

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