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DEQ seeks comment on a draft reuse permit renewal for the Idaho National Laboratory

Monday, September 16, 2019

Butte County — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft reuse permit renewal for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Complex Cold Waste Ponds in Butte County.

The permit authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, to apply nonradioactive, nonhazardous industrial recycled water to two percolation basins at the ATR Complex.

The draft permit specifies buffer zones, hydraulic loading limits, operating practices, and monitoring requirements established by DEQ to protect public health and the environment.

Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. MST. 

The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s Idaho Falls Office (900 N. Skyline Drive, Suite B), DEQ's state office in Boise (1410 N. Hilton), and on DEQ’s website.

Submit written comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Andrew John
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID  83706
Email: Andrew.John@deq.idaho.gov

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Media Contact

Wastewater Reuse Permit Writer
Andrew John
DEQ State Office
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0331
andrew.john@deq.idaho.gov

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