|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:33:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] TRIBES, RADIATION: West Valley Demonstration Project (NY)|
Group say they want total cleanup at West Valley site; feds allocate $74
million to project
By Rick Miller Olean Times Herald (NY) April 1, 2009IRVING - The U.S. Department of Energy's plans for the long-term cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration Project got a cool reception Tuesday at its first hearing in Western New York on the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus Territory, which is downstream from the cleanup site.
The Department of Energy's preferred alternative is a two-phased cleanup with much of the agreed-upon work being done in the first phase. The plan puts off for up to 30 years, however, any decisions on whether to remove underground tanks that once held highly radioactive liquids or to excavate state and federal burial grounds containing thousands of tons of low-level radioactive wastes.
There was emotional testimony from Seneca Councilor Todd Gates read from a resolution the Tribal Council passed at a meeting on the Allegany Territory earlier in March calling for a full cleanup of the West Valley site's "toxic and radioactive wastes," some of which remains radioactive for thousands of years.
... For the entire article, see http://www.oleantimesherald.com/articles/2009/04/01/news/doc49d3cb4ade671981434396.txt -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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