created Apr 08, 2013
updated Mar 10, 2015
This chart shows Gamma Radiation measurements for the West Valley site compared to background measurements collected. Note that the results for the "Fence Line at Waste Area" location are elevated compared to other locations. Elevated radiation levels are expected at this monitoring location due to its proximity to a High Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility. This is an on-site location. Access to this location is controlled by the site operator. Based on historical data and changes in site activities, monitoring at several locations was discontinued in July 2012 and going forward. Present locations monitored, in addition to the "Fence Line at Waste Area," are "Rock Spring Road" and "Springville-Erie County." Monitoring for this location was done in 1995 only. If a grey broken column appears, this means data was not collected for that instance. You will need to scroll through the table information to find the comment that will give additional information. Please note that this program is not designed, or intended to monitor releases from discharge points at a specific facility (e.g., a stack). The facility operator performs this type of monitoring to meet the requirements of its licensing agency (e.g., a federal agency or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation). For more information, check out http://www.nyhealth.gov/radiation, or go to the “About” tab.