The below information has been provided in an effort to help keep the community informed on a more frequent basis about progress at the AltEn site.
Ever since AltEn ceased operations at its facility in Mead in 2021, the AltEn Facility Response Group (FRG) has been voluntarily working under the guidance of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) to stabilize the AltEn site and develop a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the site. The FRG’s top priorities have been and continue to be to help ensure the safety of the surrounding community and environment. To-date, there has been no evidence of impacts to local drinking water.
The FRG is working diligently with the NDEE to identify the most effective and safest methods to address the current environmental conditions on the AltEn site. The remedial action plans (RAP) will recommend remediation for components remaining on-site, including wastewater, sludge, and wet cake.
July 29, 2022
AltEn Progress Report
Voluntary Cleanup Program
The AltEn Facility Response Group is providing this Progress Report to update the Nebraska Department of Energy and Environment on the status of the emergency response measures and interim response being performed at the former AltEn ethanol facility.
As we have discussed with you, we are currently updating the schedule for submitting the Remedial Action Plan(s) for site wastewaters and solids. We will be working with the Department to develop a timetable for public information and community engagement as part of finalization of those plans.