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 Crews Mark Two Cleanup Accomplishments
August 7, 2018 – “EM recently marked two cleanup accomplishments at its West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site as crews finished tearing down a former administration building and removed two large steel shield doors from the Vitrification Facility, marking progress toward its demolition.” Link to Update
Springville Journal – Ashford continues work on proposed solar farm
July 19, 2018 – “The Town of Ashford continued to make progress in the development of a solar farm within the town at its board meeting July 11.
Paul Curran of BQ Energy made a presentation to board members about the company and what they will be doing with the proposed 50-acre solar facility at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center in West Valley.” Link to Article
DOE EM Update – West Valley Site Completes Second Phase of Vitrification Facility Demolition
July 17, 2018 – “EM and cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) recently finished demolishing a heavily reinforced process cell and removed thousands of pieces of equipment in the Vitrification Facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).” Link to Update
DOE EM Update – West Valley Site Environmental Management System Earns New Certification
July 10, 2018 – “The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently certified EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) for new requirements for the site’s environmental management system (EMS).
A revised standard by ISO specifies requirements for an EMS that WVDP can implement to minimize environmental impacts from cleanup operations.” Link to Update
Olean Times Herald – West Valley Demonstration Project reauthorization bill to go to full House for vote
July 4, 2018 – “The reauthorization of the West Valley Demonstration Project has been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The West Valley Demonstration Project Act was originally approved in 1980.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Tuesday the full House would now take up the bipartisan West Valley nuclear cleanup measure.” Link to article