Bill To Clean Up Cattaraugus County Nuclear Waste Site Headed To President’s Desk

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WASHINGTON – A bill that aims to clean up a nuclear waste site in Cattaraugus County is headed to the President’s desk.

Congressman Tom Reed says the bill to authorize $75 million a year for the West Valley Demonstration Project through 2026 to secure and remove nuclear waste from the site passed the Senate.

“For the first time in more than 35 years, our friends and neighbors will have the peace of mind that the West Valley Demonstration Project cleanup is a top priority and has long term funding authorization from Washington,” Reed said. “We are proud to be an unrelenting advocate for West Valley and care about ensuring fair funding for the complete and total cleanup of this nuclear site. We are excited about this bill’s success as we ensure the health and safety of our environment in Western New York for years to come.”

“I would like to thank Congressman Higgins, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee and my colleagues in the Senate for their support of this bill,” Reed explained.

The bill to authorize West Valley funding previously passed the House in March.


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