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: http://www.wv.doe.gov (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 firstname.lastname@example.org