West Valley Demonstration Project Clears Hurdle

The West Valley Demonstration Project has been re-approved by a house committee.
Now the full House will take up the measure to cleanup the site of the first commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant.
The reauthorization calls for $75 million a year in funding, or $10 million more than recent years
The U.S. Department of Energy and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have spent about $2 billion on the cleanup so far. U.s Representaive Tom Reed says he’s optimistic the bipartisan bill will pass the House.
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The New York agency that investigates abuse and neglect of the disabled in state care says it’ll be more transparent.
There’ve been complaints that the agency is conducting nearly all of its work in secret.
Denise Miranda took over last year as executive director of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.
They’ve investigated 46,000 allegations of abuse or neglect since 2013.