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.
AltEn Solid Waste Pilot Program - Fact Sheet
The FRG is implementing a Pilot Program to better understand the many variables at play with off-site disposal of the wet cake at AltEn. The Pilot Program will address solidification and off-site transportation and disposal, including the rate at which the FRG can send truckloads to the landfill, potential impact on communities and infrastructure along the transportation routes, and landfill contractor coordination.