West Valley Reprocessing Plant

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Coordinates: 42°27′2″N 78°39′17″W / 42.45056°N 78.65472°W / 42.45056; -78.65472 West Valley Reprocessing Plant was a formerly operational plant for the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel at West Valley, New York, USA. It was operated from 1966-72. During this time period, 600,000 gallons of highly radioactive waste accumulated in an underground waste tank. Escalating regulation required plant modifications which were deemed uneconomic,[not verified in body] and the plant was shut down.

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