Salamanca Press – Slump in earth near West Valley trenches being monitored

December 19, 2021 – The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is closely monitoring a 3‐foot slump in the earth near the state’s low‐level radioactive waste disposal area adjacent to the West Valley Demonstration Project.

Andrea Mellon of NYSERDA told members of the West Valley Citizens Task Force Wednesday night that cracks began to develop along the North Slope overlooking Erdman Brook in 2018.

The cracks were filled and the area was monitored regularly. Then, in October, the earth slumped about 18 inches on the downslope portion of the north slope. Monitoring was stepped up. Link to article

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