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 – West Valley achieves more than one million work hours without a lost-time accident

March 17, 2019 –

The CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley Team recently achieved more than one million work hours without a lost-time accident or illness. From April 17, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2018, CHBWV and subcontractors have worked 1,006,929 work hours without a lost-time accident or injury. Link to article

Salamanca Press – House passes Reed bill securing $75M a year for West Valley cleanup

March 9, 2013 –  U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, announced last week the House had passed his bill to authorize $75 million annually for the West Valley Demonstration Project through 2026 to secure and remove nuclear waste from the site passed the House of Representatives. 

“We are proud to be an unrelenting advocate for West Valley and care about ensuring a fair amount of funding for the complete and total cleanup of this nuclear site,” Reed said. “This bill offers clarity for our friends and neighbors and ensures the health and safety of our environment for years to come.  Link to article

Olean Times Herald – House passes Reed bill securing $75M a year for West Valley cleanup

March 8, 2019 – U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, announced Wednesday the House had passed his bill to authorize $75 million annually for the West Valley Demonstration Project through 2026 to secure and remove nuclear waste from the site passed the House of Representatives.
“We are proud to be an unrelenting advocate for West Valley and care about ensuring a fair amount of funding for the complete and total cleanup of this nuclear site,” Reed said. “This bill offers clarity for our friends and neighbors and ensures the health and safety of our environment for years to come. Link to article.

Springville Journal – WVDP exceed cost-savings goal in three months

March 7, 2019 – The West Valley Demonstration Project Site saved more than $600,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 by utilizing procurement tools provided by the Supply Chain Management Center. SCMC in a Department of Energy program that helps Office of Environmental Management contractors find better prices for goods and services and makes the buying process easier, more efficient and more effective. Link to article.

Buffalo News – House reauthorizes West Valley Demonstration Project

March 6, 2019 – The House, by voice vote, reauthorized federal funding for the West Valley Demonstration Project for the fiscal years 2020 through 2026. The bill will allow Congress to set aside $75 million a year for the nuclear waste site, although lawmakers will have to approve that funding again in appropriations bills in each of the next seven years.

“We urge our colleagues in the Senate to quickly pass our bill to reauthorize this vital nuclear cleanup project,” Rep. Tom Reed, a Corning Republican who sponsored the reauthorization bill, said Wednesday. Link to article

Upcoming meeting information

The next meeting of the Citizen Task Force will be April 24, 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

Bill@LogueGroup.com

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