|The next meeting of Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation
(AFORR) will be held Tuesday, April 11, at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
|Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation
Meeting to Discuss DOE's Proposed Lease of Parcel ED-3 to CROET
Tuesday, April 11, 2000, 5:15 to
The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently proposed to lease an additional 450 acres of the Oak Ridge Reservation (parcel ED-3) to the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET) for development. DOE published a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on this proposal and is accepting comments until April 28.
AFORR is holding this meeting to foster public discussion of this proposal. The meeting should also help AFORR and individuals to formulate their comments to submit to DOE. Members of the AFORR executive board will start off the meeting by outlining some questions and concerns about the proposed leasing and development of this parcel. General discussion will follow, on the proposal and comments for AFORR and individuals to make to DOE.
Because this meeting will delay the evening meal for many people, complimentary soup, chili and other refreshments will be made available to help stave off hunger attacks.
Last September DOE sponsored a public meeting to accept comments on the scope of the EA. The meeting was attended by a large crowd of citizens who expressed strong opinions on the proposal. DOE does not plan another public meeting on the EA, but the upcoming meeting sponsored by AFORR is an opportunity to discuss your concerns, learn more about DOE's latest plans, and decide how you want to respond.
For additional information see our
announcement of DOE's September 1999 scoping meeting on this proposal.,
the Oak Ridger's article
about that meeting, and a map
of Parcel ED-3. Copies of the published draft EA should be available
from DOE Public Affairs (576-0885).