What's New At The WVDP

2011 ASER Available

The 2011 West Valley Demonstration Project Annual Site Environmental Report is now available.


Phase 1 Studies

Click the arrow below for access to the Phase One Studies Website.


WIR Documents

WIR documents are now available on our document index page.


Quarterly Public Meeting

Click here to download the project update presenations.


EM Press Release

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a contract to CH2M Hill-B&W West Valley of Englewood, Colorado, for the Phase I Decommissioning and Facility Disposition activities at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). The contract is a performance-based, cost-plus-award-fee, completion type contract with cost and schedule incentives. The total contract value is $333.4 million... For additional information, please click the link above.


Public Reading Room
Public Reading Room
  Click the arrow below for access to the CHBWV Public Reading Room...

PTW Trencher
  A video of
the PTW installation using the trencher...

Public Meetings Schedules
  Check here for an updated list of citizen task force and quarterly public meetings...

Waste Management
Waste Management
  Remotely processing a waste box full of jumpers can take more than a week’s time...

NRC License Disposal Area
  Click here for up to date information on the NRC License Disposal Area...

High Hazard Projects
High Hazards Projects
  Check here for the Extraction Cell 3 Decontamination & Decomissioning project updates...

Community Support
Community Support
  Check here for any information relating to community support projects that the site...

Helpful Links

Progress Report
Here is the latest Progress Report.

EM Project Baseline
Click here to view the Project Baseline for the WVDP and other small sites.

West Valley Citizen's Task Force

The appearance of hyperlinks throughout this website does not constitute Department Of Energy West Valley Demonstration Project endorsement of the content, information, products or services contained therein . The Department Of Energy West Valley Demonstration Project does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at hyperlink locations. Such links are provided consistent with the intended purpose of this DOE Web site and for reader convenience.

The West Valley Demonstration Project

The West Valley Demonstration Project is a unique operation within the Department of Energy. It came into being through the West Valley Demonstration Project Act of 1980.  The Act requires that the Department is responsible for solidifying the high-level waste, disposing of waste created by the solidification, and decommissioning the facilities used in the process. The land and facilities are not owned by the Department. Rather, the project premises are the property of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and represents only 200 acres of the larger Western New York Service Center, which is approximately 3,300 acres, also owned by NYSERDA. After DOE's responsibilities under the Act are complete, the Act requires that the premises be returned to New York State. Until that time, the Act requires New York State to pay 10 percent of the Project costs, and the Department pays the remaining 90 percent.

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