September 25, 2018 – Crews last week successfully completed safe demolition of the 10,000-square-foot vitrification plant once used to solidify thousands of gallons of radioactive waste at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). The building removal is EM’s largest and most complex environmental cleanup achievement at the West Valley site to date.
“The safe demolition of the Vitrification Facility is an important accomplishment in the progress to decommission the site,” said Bryan Bower, EM’s WVDP director. “For some of our workers, this was a bittersweet accomplishment, as they were here when we constructed the Vitrification Facility decades ago. We applaud the tremendous effort required to safely remove this nuclear facility.” Link to update