August 30, 2021 – The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the lead contractor decommissioning a former commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing center near Buffalo, New York, have held public meetings to explain the next stage in the multi-year project.
An online news article by the Olean (New York) Times Herald says some 35 western New York residents attended the meetings held by the DOE and CH2M Hill BWXT West Valley LLC (CHBWV), the lead contractor of the complicated project. CH2M Hill is an engineering and contracting firm based in Colorado.
CHBWV, on a its website, says it was selected by the DOE to conduct Phase I Decommissioning activities at the WVDP under an 8.6-year, $461.4 million contract that began in August 2011. In 2020, the DOE extended CHBWV’s cleanup contract to last through June 2023. The new total contract value may run as high as $836 million. Link to article