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DOE Hosts Public Meeting to Inform Public and Receive Formal Comments on Proposed Plans

More than 150 plant neighbors, community leaders, workers and other interested people participated in a public meeting November 17, 2014  to hear from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, about options for future cleanup of the site. Members of the public also gave formal public comments on proposed plans that were agreed to by DOE and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA).  The public comment period commenced on November 12, 2014 and will remain open through January 10, 2015.  The plans will determine future D&D of more than 200 buildings at the site that are no longer in use, along with waste disposition options assuming the buildings are demolished.

Click here to see slides from the meeting.


Opening of Public Comment Period for DOE's Proposed Plans

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed the investigation and evaluation of decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) and waste disposal alternatives of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) through a comprehensive Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study process.  The DOE now invites public comment on two Proposed Plans - one for the buildings being considered in the Process Buildings and Complex Facilities D&D decision and one for the Site-Wide Waste Disposition decision.  Each Proposed Plan presents a preferred alternative and a detailed evaluation of all the alternatives considered.

Ohio EPA has concurred with both Remedial Investigation Feasibility Studies and Proposed Plans.

             
 

Process Buildings and Complex Facilities Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project

Site-Wide Waste Disposition Evaluation Project

 

Click here to view a copy of the fact sheet.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Proposed Plan for the Process Buildings and Complex Facilities D&D Evaluation Project.

Click here (61.3MB) to read the complete Remedial Investigation/Feasibilty Study Report for the Process Buildings and Complex Facilities D&D Evaluation Project.

Click here to view a copy of the fact sheet.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Proposed Plan for the Site-Wide Waste Disposition Evaluation Project.

Click here (91.5MB) to read the complete Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Report and supplemental documents for disposition of the waste resulting from D&D of the buildings at PORTS.

   

Provide your input

Comments on the Proposed Plan for the Process Buildings and Complex Facilities D&D Evaluation Project must be submitted between November 12, 2014 and January 10, 2015, in one of the following ways:

Mail Comments to: Ms. Kristi Wiehle, U.S. Department of Energy, P.O. Box 370, Piketon, OH 45661

Email Comments to: PBcomments@fbports.com

Fax Comments to: (740) 897‐2526

In Person: Comments will be accepted at the public meeting.

(To ensure your comments are properly received and addressed, please include the words “Process Buildings” in your submittal.)

A postage paid comment card is included in the Proposed Plan.

Provide your input

Comments on the Proposed Plan for the Site‐Wide Waste Disposition Evaluation Project must be submitted between November 12, 2014 and January 10, 2015 in one of the following ways:

Mail Comments to: Ms. Kristi Wiehle, U.S. Department
of Energy, P.O. Box 370, Piketon, OH 45661

Email Comments to: WDcomments@fbports.com

Fax Comments to: (740) 897‐2526

In Person: Comments will be accepted at the public meeting.

(To ensure your comments are properly received and addressed, please include the words “Waste Disposition” in your submittal.)

A postage paid comment card is included in the Proposed Plan.

       

 

 

Copies of either plan can also be obtained by calling (888) 603‐7722 or by visiting one of the following locations.

 

Pike County
Garnet A. Wilson Public Library
207 N. Market St., Waverly, OH 45690
(740) 947-4921

Jackson County
Jackson City Library
21 Broadway St., Jackson, OH 45640
(740) 286-4111

Ross County
Chillicothe/Ross County Public Library
140 S. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 702-4145

Scioto County
Portsmouth Public Library
1220 Gallia St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 354-5866

 

DOE Environmental Information Center
1862 Shyville Road (OSU South Centers, Endeavor Center), Room 207, Piketon, OH 45661.
Call (740) 289‐8898 for hours of operation.