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Archives & Special Collections: Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes

Historical Background

The Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes (CWVNW) is a true coalition of concerned people from western New York and local, state and national organizations. The Coalition was formed in 1974 to study the reprocessing operation of the nuclear fuel and buried waste practices at the West Valley nuclear site. The group presumes that concerned citizens can learn, communicate, and participate effectively in the nuclear and environmental decisions to be made for the West Valley nuclear site. The Coalition's monitoring, advocating, lobbying, litigating, and acquiring of scientific, federal and state government information on West Valley has been met with modest success over the years. The Coalition's efforts helped implement the West Valley Demonstration Project of 1980. The Coalition exists to this present day, continuing to advocate for the proper maintenance, containment and disposition of nuclear wastes and promote environmental awareness of citizens and elected officials.

For more information on the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes Collection see the Finding Aid.

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