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 Journal – Equipment from WVDP shipped to another facility

February 16, 2018 – A highly specialized piece of welding equipment from the Department of Energy’s cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration Project was shipped thousands of miles to the government’s Hanford site in Washington state, to assist in proposed packaging and moving highly-radioactive cesium and strontium capsules to dry storage. Sharing the equipment valued at approximately $2.4 million helps the sites achieve savings. Link to Article

DOE EM Update – EM Announces New Manager to Succeed Jack Craig at Savannah River Site

February 13, 2018 – EM has named Michael D. Budney as the new manager for the Savannah River Operations Office. He succeeds Jack Craig, who is retiring after 32 years of federal service, including 29 years of leadership in the environmental cleanup program….

Craig also served as acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EM at DOE headquarters; director of the EM Consolidated Business Center in Cincinnati; and deputy manager of the DOE Ohio Field Office, where he was responsible for the management, cleanup, and restoration of the Fernald, Mound, Battelle-Columbus and Ashtabula sites, and the West Valley Demonstration Project. Link to EM Update

Energy Communities Alliance Bulletin – FY 2018 Appropriations

January 2018 – ECA Bulletin chart of FY 2018 DOE appropriations highlights. Link to Chart

January 25, 2018 Springville Journal – Ashford Board holds organizational meeting

January 25, 2018 –  “The Ashford Town Board held its annual organizational meeting on Jan. 10. ….  The town has a variety of projects its working on, including completion of the master plan, the West Valley Demonstration Project demolition, …” Link to Article

Springville Journal – Letter to the Editor: West Valley Food Bank appreciates all who have helped

January 18, 2018 – “Editor: As we close out the old year and ring in the new, all of us at the West Valley Food Bank wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the organizations and individuals that were involved in helping us during the past year. Link to Letter

Upcoming meeting information

The next scheduled meeting of the Citizen Task Force will be March 28, 2018.

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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