The Anderson County Commission will hold a workshop today (Monday, January 7), starting at 6 p.m., to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed construction and operation of a new hazardous waste disposal facility on the federal reservation in Oak Ridge.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow commissioners, officials, and residents to provide comments before the deadline for public comment on Wednesday January 9, on the proposed Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF). The deadline was pushed back to this month after officials requested more time to look over the information.
David Adler, director of the Quality and Mission Support Division for the DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, will attend Monday’s meeting, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton.
The workshop will be held in Room 312 in the Anderson County Courthouse at 100 North Main Street in Clinton.
To view the complete agenda, along with a fact sheet prepared by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and more information on the proposed hazardous waste disposal facility, visit this link, http://www.anderson-county.com/county-commission-agendas/, and choose today’s date (January 7).
The DOE will accept written comments on the proposed plan for a new landfill at any time during the public comment period, which ends on Wednesday, January 9.
Citizens can send their comments by email to [email protected].
You can also mail comments to Mr. John Michael Japp at P.O. Box 2001, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
Copies of the EMDF Proposed Plan are available at the DOE Information Center, and online at https://doeic.science.energy.gov/uploads/A.0100.030.2596.pdf.
Other documents related to the proposal can be found at https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/rem-remediation/rem-oak-ridge-reservation-clean-up/emdf/emdfdocuments.html.
More information will be added as it becomes available.