DOE EM Update – EM Contractors Recognized for Safety Excellence and Agencyʹs Reuse of Equipment Leads to $1 Million Savings for West Valley

October 8, 2019 –

Safety Award: At EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project Site, Dae Chung, EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety, Security, and Quality Assurance, presented employees with contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley with the Star of Excellence award during a recent visit to the site.

“The safety and health of our employees, both contractor and federal, are the highest priorities for the Department,”Chung said. See page 1 of update

Agencyʹs Reuse of Equipment: EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Site will achieve $1 million in savings by transferring cleanup equipment for reuse by a U.S. agency that operates facilities on the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

The transfer allows WVDP to avoid the time and expense of disposing of the equipment as waste. West Valley crews had used the equipment to lift and move 86.5-ton concrete casks containing waste canisters in a project vitrified high-level waste from the site’s Main Plant Process Building to an onsite interim storage pad, a necessary step to support the building’s eventual demolition. See page 2 of update

For more information

on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

Nancy Raca, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
c/o Highland Planning