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 – WVDP hosts International Decommissioning Network
June 29, 2018 – “The West Valley Demonstration Project recently hosted the United States meeting for members of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Decommissioning Network Steering Committee. This IDN group included members from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK, the United States and the IAEA Secretariat.” Link to article
Post-Journal – Fredonia Receives State Archives Grant
June 14, 2018 – “The State University at Fredonia will receive a $13,235 Documentary Heritage Program grant to arrange and describe the Records of the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes.” Link to article
DOE EM Update – WVDP Provides Training on Saving Lives in High-Threat Emergencies
June 27, 2018 – “EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project(WVDP) recently conducted first responder training on lifesaving interventions in the event of emergencies such as active shooter situations.” Link to article
Springville Journal – WVDP participates in equipment sharing
June 21, 2018 – “Cost savings continue from two EM cleanup sites sharing highly specialized equipment for packaging and relocating nuclear waste to storage locations. When completed, the sharing of equipment between sites will help achieve a total savings valued at approximately $2.4 million.” Link to article
Springville Journal – Vitrification demolition 72 percent complete
June 25, 2018 – “As work continues on a number of projects throughout Ashford, the town board heard updates on a proposed solar facility as well as the decommissioning work at the West Valley Demonstration Project at a meeting June 13.
Over the past few years, the Town of Ashford has been working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency to build a solar farm on the Western New York Nuclear Service Center property. Recently, an agreement between the town and NYSERDA has been drafted for the town’s use of the property, NYSERDA West Valley Program Director Paul Bembia said.” Link to article