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.

Salamanca Press – Another structure demolished at West Valley Demonstration Project

August 21, 2020 – Crews recently demolished the 7,000-square-foot utility room building at the West Valley Demonstration Project.

Built in 1964, the utility room was used to produce and distribute various utilities required for Main Plant processes. This is the sixth of seven Main Plant support structures demolished, and brings EM’s total number of structures removed at West Valley to 67, said spokesman Joseph Pillittere. Link to article

Springville-Ellicottville Pennysaver & News

August 22, 2020 – A Facility Disposition crew at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project replaced the hoist in the Equipment Decontamination Room during essential mission-critical operations. This was the first work activity that involved both COVID-19 protocols and radiological personal protective equipment; and is associated with the future demolition of the Main Plant Process Building – an EM2020 Priority. The site is currently in Phase 2 of its Work Resumption Plan.

“This is a good example of what can be accomplished when issues are discussed and ideas are shared,” said Dale Macklem. “Open communication allows employees and supervisors to be more engaged, and understand that what they do matters in our future success.” Link to article

Springville Journal – Ashford board hears updates at West Valley Demonstration Project

August 20, 2020 – New President and General Manager John Rendall and Deputy General Manager Kelly Wooley at CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC were introduced at the Aug. 12 Ashford Town Board meeting and gave updates on recent progress at the West Valley Demonstration Project.

Rendall has previously served as CHBWV vice president and deputy general manager and has taken over the president’s position from Scott Anderson. Wooley previously worked as Vice President, Safety, Health, Security and Quality Program at CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company and will assist Rendall in supporting and implementing the overall project functions of the CHBWV contract. Link to article

Olean Times Herald – Another structure demolished at West Valley Demonstration Project

August 20, 2020 – Crews recently demolished the 7,000‐squarefoot utility room building at the West Valley Demonstration Project.

Built in 1964, the utility room was used to produce and distribute various utilities required for Main Plant processes. This is the sixth of seven Main Plant support structures demolished, and brings EM’s total number of structures removed at West Valley to 67, said

spokesman Joseph Pillittere.

The utility room was constructed with a steel frame, concrete block, and masonry exterior. The single story building measures 79 feet wide, 88 feet long and 23 feet high. Link to article

DOE EM Update – West Valley Safely Demolishes Sixth Ancillary Facility Surrounding Main Plant

August 18, 2020 – Crews recently demolished the 6,955 square foot Utility Room building (UR) at the West Valley Demonstration Project. Built in 1964, the UR was used to produce and distribute various utilities required for Main Plant processes. This is the sixth of seven Main Plant support structures demolished, and brings EM’s total number of structures removed at West Valley to 67.

The UR was constructed with a steel frame, concrete block, and masonry exterior. The single story building measures 79 feet wide, 88 feet long and 23 feet high. Link to Update

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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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