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Environmental groups to hold public meeting about West Valley

The Western New York Environmental Alliance will hold a public information presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., to prepare for scoping hearings in mid-March on the fate of the West Valley Demonstration Project site.

Dr. Alan Lockwood, a professor emeritus from the University at Buffalo's medical school, will address the health effects from radiation exposure.

Lockwood's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

Environmental advocates favor a full remediation of the site in northern Cattaraugus County, where highly radioactive materials are stored.

[Read The Buffalo News 2013 special report about the West Valley Demonstration Project]

The Department of Energy-led scoping sessions are scheduled to be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., March 19-21 in West Valley, Buffalo and Irving, respectively.

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