Olean Times Herald – Emergency Operations Center opened over WVDP leak

October 29, 2021 – A leak of radioactive liquid from a container being moved at the West Valley Demonstration Project site on Monday triggered activation of the site’s Emergency Operations Center.

Kelly Wooley, deputy general manager for CHBWV, the contractor in the cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration Project, said liquid was seen leaking from a sure‐pack container that was being moved about 2 p.m.

“The operation stopped and the area was secured,” Wooley told members of the West Valley Citizens Task Force Wednesday at the group’s monthly meeting, held via ZOOM video due to COVID‐19 restrictions.

Liquid was spotted on the container, on the trailer that was transporting it and on the ground. The area was isolated, but it was rainy. Sandbags and absorbent pads were placed over the area to limit migration. Link to article

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on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

Nancy Raca, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
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