Springville Journal – Department of Energy completes deactivation of another high hazard cell

September 1, 2022 – The Department of Energy and its prime contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley at the West Valley Demonstration Project completed the deactivation of the Ventilation Wash Room, which housed a ventilation “scrubber” that removed airborne particulates resulting from fuel reprocessing operations that ceased in 1972. During deactivation, the scrubber was prepared for removal and will be removed during the future demolition of the Main Plant Process Building, an EM 2022 Priority.

“The safe execution of this work is due to the combination of extensive planning, deliberate speed and using worker feedback throughout the deactivation,” Department of Energy WVDP DOE Federal Project Director for the MPPB Demolition Steve Bousquet said. “The WVDP team continues its strong commitment to safely protecting its workers, the public and the environment while reducing legacy risks at the site.” Link to article

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