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AC Commission holding workshop on proposed DOE waste facility in Oak Ridge

The Anderson County Commission will hold a workshop Monday, January 7th (tonight), starting at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the 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 citizens to weigh in with their comments before the Wednesday January 9th deadline for public comment 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.

The workshop will be held in room 312 in the Courthouse at 100 N. Main Street in Clinton.

To view the complete agenda, along with 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 7th).

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 9th.

Citizens can send their comments by email to John.Japp@orem.doe.gov.

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.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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