US Department of Energy Groundwater Database
Groundwater Master Report
|InstallationName, State:||West Valley Demonstration Project, NY|
|Responsible DOE Office:||Office of Environmental Management|
|Plume Name:||North Plateau Strontium-90|
|Remediation Contractor:||CH2M Hill Babcock and Wilcox West Valley, LLC (CHBWV)|
|Report Last Updated:||2014|
|Halogenated VOCs/SVOCs Present?:||No|
|Isotope Name||Concentration (pCi/l)||Regulatory Driver||Cleanup Requirement|
|Conduit Flow?||No||Depth (feet):||3|
|Multiple Units Affected?||No||Avg Velocity (feet/year):||61|
|Source:||Controlled||Area of Plume (acres):||10|
|Plume Status:||Plume expanding but not expected to migrate offsite|
|Remedy Name||Status||Start Date||End Date||Treatment Status|
|permeable treatment wall||Confirmed||2010||2030||Performing as expected|
|pump and treat||Completed||1995||2013||Performing as expected|
Groundwater Use / Exit Strategy
|Potable?||No||Does an Exit Strategy Exist?||No|
|Sole Source Aquifer?||Yes||Basis for Exit Strategy:|
Environmental Indicators (EIs)
|Groundwater Migration Under Control?||Yes||Current Human Exposure Acceptable?||Yes|
|Confirmed by Lead Regulator?||No||Confirmed by Lead Regulator?||No|
|Decision Document Status?||Assessment Ongoing||Lead Regulatory Agency:||Other|
|Date Approved:||Regulatory Driver:||Other|
|Regulatory Position on Groundwater Use Same as Site?||Yes|
|The plume is not expected to migrate offsite of the Western New York Nuclear Service Center, 3,300 acres.
Downgradient contamination that existed prior to installation of the Permeable Treatment Wall (PTW) in 2010, which was designed to contain
the 10,000 pCi/L activity, is expanding spatially but overall the downgradient plume is dissipating. Final remediation options will be evaluated in a
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement scheduled to be completed in 2020.
A pump and treat system operated from 1995 to 2013. Permanent shutdown is under evaluation.
Confirmed by Lead Regulator is No, as the contaminant is managed to a DOE order.