West Valley Removes Legacy Waste, Setting Stage for More Cleanup Success

EM Update, December 5, 2023 —

EM and contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) have safely disposed of several containers and boxes of legacy waste and equipment from the West Valley Demonstration Project cleanup.

“This accomplishment reduces stored waste at the site and prepares us for the continuation of our cleanup mission,” EM West Valley Project Management Director and Main Plant Federal Project Director Stephen Bousquet said. “By performing this work now, we can use our highly skilled workforce to further reduce legacy risks.”

Crews moved four of the waste packages into containers approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that have steel‐reinforced concrete shielding. They sent them by truck to a rail yard in Lockport, New York, where they were loaded onto rail cars and shipped for safe disposal. Each container held water filtering materials from the former Fuel Receiving and Storage facility at the site.

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Nancy Raca, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
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