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Exhumation Working Group (EXWG) Final Reports

Study 1-Waste Inventory: Analysis and Application

Study 2-Correlation Study: Waste Inventory vs. Field Study Results

Study 3-Review of Precedent Projects: Application to West Valley

Erosion Working Group (EWG) Final Reports

Study 1-Terrain Analysis, Age Dating, and Paleoclimate

EWG Study 1 Terrain Analysis Final Report Volume II file is very large, it will take time to download

Study 2-Recent Erosion and Deposition Processes

Study 3-Preliminary Erosion Modeling:


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) selected Phased Decision-making as the path forward for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and Western New York Nuclear Service Center (WNYNSC).

Under the Phased Decision making alternative, the work will be conducted in two phases. During Phase 1, which began in 2011 and will take about 10 years, a number of highly contaminated facilities at the WVDP will be removed. Also, during Phase 1, DOE and NYSERDA intend to conduct additional scientific studies (hereafter “Phase 1 Studies”) in order to facilitate interagency consensus to complete decommissioning of the remaining facilities at the WVDP and WNYNSC during Phase 2 of the Phased Decisionmaking alternative.

NYSERDA and DOE are committed to conducting Phase 1 Studies through a process that involves input from Subject Matter Experts (SME), an Independent Scientific Panel (ISP), the regulatory agencies and the public.

Guiding Principles

DOE and NYSERDA agree that the Phase 1 Study process will be conducted in accordance with the following guiding principles:

  • The studies will be based on recognized scientific principles.
  • The studies will be of sufficient scope to address the key issues, with consideration of recommendations by the SME and the ISP and input from the regulatory agencies and the public.
  • The studies will be scoped such that study findings will be available within 8 years of the Phase 1 decision described in the April 2010 DOE Record of Decision and the May 2010 NYSERDA Findings Statement.

Last Updated: 04/25/2018

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