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 summary of progress at the AltEn site, including seed disposal, groundwater sampling, water treatment, land application and subsoil sampling.
AltEn Community Update
A progress report on the solid waste pilot project, seed disposal, lagoon water treatment and land application, communication efforts and other activities.
Solid Waste Pilot Project, Phase 2: Wet Cake Removal Progress Results
A progress table regarding Phase 2 of the Solid Waste Pilot Project. Click below to see summary results for wet cake removal from the AltEn site and an explanatory video of the process.
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.