The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) is proposing a major cleanup project at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). Industrial, hazardous, and radioactive waste resulting from decontamination and demolition of 42 buildings and other structures at the WVDP would be transported off-site for disposal. According to the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the DOE for this project, 727,712 cu. ft. of industrial waste would packaged in boxes and sent to either the CWM hazardous waste landfill in Model City (Niagara Co.) or to SDS in Olean (Cattaraugus Co.), at an unspecified facility. Another 4,600 cu. ft. of concrete debris would be delievered to one of these two sites by dump truck. The relevant excerpt from the EA is attached. The full EA is available from the WVDP website here: (4,270K PDF).

The Olean site is probably the Homer Street Transfer Station operated by SDS, a subsidiary of Casella Waste. Materials sent to Homer Street are generally transferred to Casella's Hyland Landfill in Angelica (Allegany Co.).

A public meeting is scheduled tomorrow, July 20, at the Ashford Office Complex, 9030 Route 219, in West Valley, New York. Written comments will accepted until July 29 at U.S. Department of Energy, West Valley Demonstration Project, 10282 Rock Springs Rd., West Valley, NY 14171-9799; or by email at