West Valley Demonstration Project upgrades site security with new facility, October 05, 2022 (Springville Journal)

WEST VALLEY – The West Valley Demonstration Project is constructing a new guard house for its current and future onsite security needs. The new facility will provide more space for officers with updated offices, modern equipment, badging for site staff and storage space. “It’s important that we provide our security force with the tools they need to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently,” Jennifer Dundas said, Department of Energy-WVDP Safety and Site Programs Team Leader. “This new facility and more modern equipment will help our security force to be better prepared to protect and serve our workforce and the site.” The current guard house was built in the early 1980s, when cleanup at the site first began. It has served its purpose well over the years, but the site has outgrown its current capabilities. This new facility will better serve the continued needs of the site, as it progresses towards the next phase of cleanup. “Our current guard house is more than 40 years old, and needed to be replaced,” David Schuman said, CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley Safeguards and Security Manager. “This new facility will enhance our security presence and effectiveness and improve officer and employee safety. Improving our ability to support the site helps us to better handle any situation that may arise.” 

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Nancy Raca, Facilitator
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