Community Updates & Resources

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).  The AltEn Facility Response Group has stabilized the AltEn site, developed a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for water stored at the site and is developing a RAP for the onsite solids. This work is helping the FRG to ensure the safety of the surrounding community and environment. To date, there has been no evidence of impacts to local drinking water.

You can see community updates shared by the FRG below.

Latest community updates

AltEn Community Update
A progress report on the wet cake pilot project, in addition to odor control measures, air quality monitoring, lagoon liner removal, water treatment and land application, subsoil sampling results and other...
Drone Video Footage Captures Progress at AltEn Site
This video, using drone footage captured over the last three years, compares conditions at the abandoned AltEn site between the time the FRG began emergency actions and remediation in 2021 and progress...
AltEn Community Update
A progress report on the wet cake pilot project, in addition to lagoon water treatment and land application updates, and other site activities.
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Community Resources​

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 (RAPs) are designed to recommend remediation for components remaining on-site, including wastewater, sludge, and wet cake.

The NDEE has two online information directories with information about the AltEn site situation:

• The NDEE public information portal

• Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy public records portal. Enter “84069” in the “DEQ Facility Number” field to access AltEn records.