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.

DOE EM Update – West Valley Site, Firefighters Provide Fire Safety Training to Students

October 30, 2018 – EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project partnered with the local volunteer fire company to conduct fire safety training for West Valley School District middle school students. Link to update

Springville Journal – Letter to the Editor: Tom Reed has done much for Ashford

October 29, 2018 – Since I first became Ashford Town Supervisor, Tom Reed and his team have been extremely committed to providing critical support to the West Valley Demonstration Project. Link to letter

Olean Times Herald – West Valley $21 million solar farm to get IDA PILOT

October 24, 2018 – A $21 million solar farm that will provide up to 1,500 West Valley area homes and small businesses with electricity discounts was approved by the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday.

West Valley Solar LLC, a project by developer BQ Energy of Poughkeepsie, will cover 20 acres and provide about 10 megawatts of electricity for the grid. Link to article

Springville Journal – Fee schedule changes proposed in Ashford

October 19, 2018 – Relevant portion of article: “The New York State Energy Research and Development Agency board approved an agreement to lease property between the Western New York Nuclear Service Center and the town for the community solar project, NYSERDA West Valley Program Director Paul Bembia said.

Since NYSERDA is leasing the property to the town at less than market value, NYSERDA was required to notify the New York State Comptroller, Director of the Budget, New York State Legislature and the Public Authorities Budget office. The lease cannot take effect until around mid-December.” Link to full article

The Post-Journal – Reed Announces Plan To Assist Disaster Victims

September 28, 2019 – relevant portion of article: “Reed also recently spoke on the House floor in favor of his bill to authorize $75 million per year be allocated for the West Valley Demonstration Project, through 2025, to remove nuclear waste from the plant. Reed said he has worked with plant employees to make cleanup a primary investment.

“They work tirelessly over the years to clean up this nuclear waste and this threat to our environment and our communities,” Reed said.” Link to full article

Upcoming meeting information

The next meeting of the Citizen Task Force will be January 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

For meeting information please visit the Meeting Information page.

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

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