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December 24, 2009
 
Event: PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE MANHATTAN PROJECT SITE – DRAFT SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Category: Comment Period / Feedback Opportunity
Event Date: December 10, 2009 – March 1, 2010
 


The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Study Act (2004) directed the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the preservation and interpretation of historic sites of the Manhattan Project for potential inclusion in the National Park System.  The Manhattan Project sites to be studied include:  1) Los Alamos National Laboratory and town site in New Mexico; 2) Hanford site in Washington; 3) Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee and 4) Dayton, Ohio. Hanford’s B Reactor is the one of the facilities being evaluated.

A public comment period on the DRAFT SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT will run from December 10, 2009 through March 1, 2010.  To view the document  and/or to make a comment go to:
http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkId=482&projectId=14946&documentID=30977

Eight public open houses where public can drop in and provide comment are scheduled:

01/21 Red Lion Hotel, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 2 to 4 p.m.
7 to 9 p.m.
01/26 U.S. Department of Energy Information Center, 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 1 to 3 p.m.
6 to 8 p.m.
01/28 Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center, 16 South Williams Street, Dayton, Ohio 3 to 5 p.m.
6 to 8 p.m.
02/02 Fuller Lodge, 2132, Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
5 to 7 p.m.
 
 
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