Town of Ashford awarded $50,000for independent study of erosion at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center

Springville Journal 2/23/23 —

Acting as lead agency with no financial impact, the Town of Ashford was awarded $50,000 through the Energy Communities Alliance Local Government Education and Outreach Funding grant. This funding assistance will retain qualified experts who can analyze and explain the plans, proposals, models, assumptions, data and alternatives involved in the Probabilistic Performance Assessment that is being developed by the DOE as part of the Supplemental EIS for the West Valley Demonstration Project. This effort will be led by the West Valley Citizens Task Force with frequent reporting to the ECA and Town of Ashford. Additionally, this grant will assist the town with interpreting the results of the PPA model and will specifically support the town with the following grant required activities; increase education of local communities regarding site risk and reasonable maximum exposure scenarios, and provide the CTF and community with a better understanding of the application of federal and state cleanup laws, standards and goals for the WVDP site which includes expectations for eventual use of land and/or natural resources affected by DOE contaminant releases, the pending cleanup decisions which will likely include planned institutional controls or planned engineered controls for remediation or legacy management, processes and activities. 

Implementation of this project will begin immediately.

The Town of Ashford thanks those instrumental in supporting this effort. 

For more information

on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

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