Springville/Ellicottville Pennysaver & News – Annual inspection of 200-foot Meteorological Tower completed

February 29, 2020 – The Department of Energy and its prime contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) recently completed the annual inspection of its 200-foot Meteorological Tower (Met Tower) located at the West Valley Demonstration Project. The inspection was performed by Mid- State Communications with assistance from CHBWV employees from Balance of Site Operations, and Regulatory Strategy and Compliance.

This work activity included observable inspections of the guy wires and appurtenances, grounding, and anchor points. During ground-level inspections, guy wires were re-tensioned as needed in accordance with compliance standards. Trained inspection professionals also climbed the tower to visually inspect the steel, replace the lights and check the paint for Federal Aviation Administration vividness. Link to article

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Nancy Raca, Facilitator
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