EM Update – West Valley Declares Food Drive a Success After Stocking Nine Pantries /West Valley Prepares for Next Signature Achievement: Main Plant Demolition

December 21, 2021 –


The workforce at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) completed its annual food drive after 15 employees volunteered to deliver more than 119,000 pounds of food, including 400 turkeys, to nine area food pantries. This year’s tally brings the cumulative donation total to more than 2.1 million pounds of food since the inception of the food drive in 1989. “The success of this annual food drive is a direct result of the generosity and kindness of employees, partners and subcontractors,” said Lettie Chilson, the site’s facility manager and food drive organizer. “It demonstrates the positive impact that kindness can have on a community.”


EM workers continue to reduce risks and prepare to deactivate the Main Plant Process Building (MPPB) for what will be the West Valley Demonstration Project’s (WVDP) most complex demolition since crews knocked down the Vitrification Facility in 2018.

As part of the latest work, crews are removing a 26‐inch‐diameter ventilation duct that carried exhaust from past operations at the MPPB. They are performing the work remotely to reduce exposure risk.

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on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

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