PHOTOS OF EROSION AT THE WEST VALLEY, NY NUCLEAR SITE


Buttermilk Cr. large landslide block, 400 yds east of Franks Cr. opposite WVDP
(original: 2.04 MB, size= 2048 x 1536)
Buttermilk Creek: West rim "Big Slide", 400 yds E. of Franks Creek and Erdman Brook (May 23, 2008)


Buttermilk Cr. large landslide block, 400 yds east of Franks Cr. opposite WVDP
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Buttermilk Creek: West rim "Big Slide", right side closeup, note sand lens (May 23, 2008)


Buttermilk Cr. large landslide block, 400 yds east of Franks Cr. opposite WVDP
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Buttermilk Creek: West rim "Big Slide" landslide, left side closeup,
the remains of a large-treed block that slipped about 15 years ago (May 2008 photo)


Buttermilk Cr. large landslide block, 400 yds east of Franks Cr. opposite WVDP
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Buttermilk Creek: West rim "Big Slide" another view;
note 'laddered' area of multiple soil creeps in grassy area near rim (see closeup photo below)


Buttermilk Cr. large landslide block, 400 yds east of Franks Cr. opposite WVDP
(2.42 MB, size= 2048 x 1536)
Buttermilk Creek: West rim grassy area closeup, erosional capture of Franks Cr./Erdman Brook
is most likely to occur near this slide, resulting in rapid compromise of the burial grounds (May 2008)


Location of the landslide, 1995 aerial photo
1995 aerial photo showing the location of the large landslide of the preceding five photos


Large landslide block (revegetated) showing renewed slippage (1.39MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Past landslide block (revegetated) showing renewed slippage, just north of Bond Rd (July 22, 2006)


Largest washout along BR&P line, west side of Buttermilk Creek (1.71MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Largest washout along BR&P line, west side Buttermilk Creek just north of Bond Rd


Wide view of same washout (1.68MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Wide view of same washout


Victims of mass wasting, just south of former Bond Rd bridge (1.18MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Large trees, victims of mass wasting, just south of former Bond Rd bridge


Another washout along BR&P Railroad line, north of Franks Creek (1.68MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Another washout along BR&P Railroad line, just north of Franks Cr.


Another view of same washout, note railcars (1.54MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Another view of same washout, note railcars


Aggressive erosion along Franks Creek (1.60MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Aggressive erosion along Franks Creek, north of Quarry Creek (August 11, 2006)


Further upstream along Franks Creek (1.57MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Further upstream along Franks Creek


Rapid downcutting along Franks Creek (1.48MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Rapid downcutting evident along Franks Creek


Franks Creek, south of Quarry Creek (1.43MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Franks Creek, south of Quarry Creek


Franks Creek cutting through recent landslide material (1.47MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Franks Creek cutting through recent landslide material


Closeup of previous picture (1.56MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Closeup of previous picture


Mass wasting slippage splits red oak, Cattaraugus Creek below Buttermilk (1.59MB, size=1600 x 1200)
Mass wasting slippage splits a large red oak, Cattaraugus Cr. below Buttermilk Cr. (July 28, 2006)


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