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/Ellicottville Pennysaver & News – Winners chosen for Chamber awards

March 7, 2020 – The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2020 Awards Gala to be held on March 28.

The award winners were chosen by the Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala Committee following nominations submitted by the general public.

The awardees are:

• President’s Award: Helen Brogan

• Business of the Year: CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV)

Link to article

Springville Times – Chamber of Commerce

March 6, 2020 – The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners to be recognized at the 2020 Awards Gala to be held on March 28.

The award winners were chosen by the Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala Committee following nominations submitted by the general public.

The awardees are:

Helen Brogan, recipient of the President’s Award

CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV), recipient of Business of the Year

Link to article

Springville/Ellicottville Pennysaver & News – Annual inspection of 200-foot Meteorological Tower completed

February 29, 2020 – The Department of Energy and its prime contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) recently completed the annual inspection of its 200-foot Meteorological Tower (Met Tower) located at the West Valley Demonstration Project. The inspection was performed by Mid- State Communications with assistance from CHBWV employees from Balance of Site Operations, and Regulatory Strategy and Compliance.

This work activity included observable inspections of the guy wires and appurtenances, grounding, and anchor points. During ground-level inspections, guy wires were re-tensioned as needed in accordance with compliance standards. Trained inspection professionals also climbed the tower to visually inspect the steel, replace the lights and check the paint for Federal Aviation Administration vividness. Link to article

EM Update – West Valley Demonstration Project Women Engineers Share Their Career Inspirations

February 25, 2020 – EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) marked Engineers Week by highlighting contributions of women engineers with cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV).

Lettie Chilson

“As a young girl growing up on a dairy farm, engineering was not on the early list of career choices, even though I loved math, science, and solving problems,” CHBWV Facility Manager Lettie Chilson said. “I was the first child to go to college and had a wonderful support system, but little experience in choosing a profession.”

Chilson said she followed the advice of her guidance counselor and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she obtained a degree in industrial engineering. Link to article

Springville Journal – QPM Notice

February 20, 2020 – Link to February 26, 2020 Meeting Notice

Upcoming meeting information

The  March 25, 2020 of the Citizen Task Force has been cancelled in light of the Carona Covid-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of all involved.

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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