The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) is an approximate 150-acre area located 35 miles south of Buffalo, New York. The site is owned by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and is home to the only commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility to operate in the United States. Operating from 1963 to 1972, the site processed 640 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel and generated over 600,000 gallons of liquid high-level waste. In 1980, Congress passed the WVDP Act, which required DOE to conduct a high-level waste management demonstration project at the site and transport it to a federal repository for disposal.

Aerial view of West Valley Demonstration Project
The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) is located about 35 miles south of Buffalo, New York.


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Field Manager

Bryan C. Bower,
Project Director


Bryan C. Bower is the Director of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) in West Valley, New York. The WVDP is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) managed cleanup of the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility operated in the United States. Prior to his appointment as the Project Director in July 2006, Bower held a number of positions at the project with increasing responsibilities.

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High-Level Budget Information

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FY24 Request

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For more information on the Office of Environmental Management's budget process and performance check out the Budget & Performance page.

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