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.
Buffalo Rising – Who’s cleaning up the mess?
March 14, 2018 – “When my kids were little, we used to have ‘cleaning day’ on Saturdays when my husband and I would each take a young one on our team and do certain tasks. We hoped to communicate through our shared work that all of us were responsible for taking care of our home – cleaning and putting things ‘away.’ … These two messes come to ground just 30 miles south of Buffalo at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility where climate destabilization and severe storms greatly increase the risk of releasing nuclear waste into our waters.” Link to article
Olean Times Herald – Meeting held to prepare for upcoming West Valley cleanup scoping sessions
March 11, 2018 – “A group of experts on Sunday helped educate the public about the upcoming state “scoping sessions” that will address future cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration project site.” Link to article
Salamanca Press – Springville meeting Sunday on Preparing for West Valley cleanup scoping sessions
March 9, 2018 – “Three environmental groups will conduct a meeting Sunday to help people prepare for state “scoping sessions” later this month on future cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration Project site.” Link to article
Salamanca Press – Environmental groups map next phase of West Valley nuclear site cleanup
March 2, 2018 – “A coalition of environmental groups met Thursday night in a Buffalo snowstorm to drum up public interest in important scoping sessions later this month on the next phase of nuclear cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration Project.” Link to Article
Buffalo News – Environmental Groups to hold public meetings about West Valley
February 28, 2018 – “The Western New York Environmental Alliance will hold a public information presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., to prepare for scoping hearings in mid-March on the fate of the West Valley Demonstration Project site. ” Link to Article