Office of Environmental Management

Employees Participate in Confined Space Training at West Valley

November 6, 2018

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Emergency response personnel at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project site trained employees on confined space rescue last week.

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – Emergency response personnel at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project site trained employees on confined space rescue last week. The training was developed to prepare for an upcoming internal inspection of the site’s fire water tank. Divers will conduct underwater ultrasonic inspections of the tank’s wall and bottom to check for degradation. Employees practiced rescues using a 185-pound mannequin and a platform comparable in height to the tank. While the divers have their own rescue plan, they trained WVDP employees as an added level of safety.

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