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.
Cision PR Newswire – New CEO Hire Enables Noah Technologies Chemicals Corp to be the Premier Customer-Centric Company
September 9, 2020 – As CEO of Noah Technologies, Mr. Hong’s objectives are to capitalize on the company’s existing relationships with world-class chemical clients by emphasizing scientific problem solving, outstanding quality, and exceptional customer service. Owner Sonya Blumenthal commented on her excitement about Mr. Hong’s appointment to CEO. “Jamie brings the right experience and skillset to take Noah
Technologies to the next level of innovation, quality and sustainable solutions. We look forward to having Mr. Hong build on our 40+ year foundation for the next 40+ years!” ….
… Noah Technologies has been a key partner in emerging environmentally beneficial technologies throughout its 43-year history. From the beginnings of vitrification technology in the disposal of nuclear waste at the West Valley Demonstration Project, to the modern-day use of synthetic zeolites to selectively capture radioactive cesium at the Fukushima power plant, Noah Technologies has been at the forefront of tackling major environmental endeavors. Link to Newswire
EM Update – West Valley Prepares for Major Facility Demolition
September 8, 2020 – The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) has obtained a fork truck capable of lifting more than 90,000 pounds for waste removal in the future demolition of the Main Plant Process Building (MPPB) — an EM 2020 priority.
“Safe and successful operations begin with safety, extensive planning, and the right equipment,” said Stephen Bousquet, EM WVDP deputy facility project director for the MPPB demolition. “This paves the way for the future demolition of the Main Plant Process Building.”
The fork truck was delivered to the site on three separate tractor-trailers. Workers used a mobile crane to assemble it. Link to Update
Olean Times Herald – Allegany County Democrats open campaign headquarters
August 31, 2020 – Wind, rain and construction barricades couldn’t keep the Allegany County Democratic Committee from officially opening its 2020 election headquarters last week.
ACDC Chair Michael McCormick welcomed guests, saying “this headquarters in beautiful historic downtown Wellsville will serve us and the electorate well as we head into this incredibly important election. Our goal is 100% turnout among registered Democratic voters.” Link to article
Evening Tribune – Allegany County native Ross Scott running for Assembly
August 30, 2020 – US Army veteran, nuclear expert, lawyer … W. Ross Scott is hoping to add one more title to his varied resume.
New York State Assemblyman.
Scott, a Democrat, is challenging incumbent Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) for the Assembly seat in the 148th District, which covers all of Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, as well as the towns of Greenwood, Jasper, Troupsburg and West Union in the southwestern corner of Steuben County. Link to article
Olean Times Herald – Allegany County attorney Ross Scott running for 148th Assembly seat
August 26, 2020 – W. Ross Scott had thought of running for the New York State Assembly, but not this year.
Democrats in the 148th Assembly District had already nominated Great Valley Supervisor Daniel Brown to run against Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, R-Gowanda.
However Brown, who ran unsuccessfully in 2012, decided against a new run and declined the nomination. The committee to fill vacancies nominated Scott to run on the line. Link to article