There is a public meeting about the Environmental Management Disposal Facility in Oak Ridge tonight (Wednesday, November 7).
The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in the New Hope Center auditorium at the Y-12 National Security Complex on Scarboro Road. Presentations are expected to begin around 6:30 p.m., and a question and comment period could start around 7:15 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a proposed plan to build the new landfill on the Oak Ridge Reservation. The landfill, the Environmental Management Disposal Facility, or EMDF, would be in Bear Creek Valley west of Y-12. It is intended for disposal of radioactive, hazardous, and toxic wastes. It would be used as cleanup work ends at the East Tennessee Technology Park and the existing landfill, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility fills up, and cleanup work moves to Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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