LBNE informational meetings set for Thursday

Employees, users, neighbors and others who want to find out more about the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment will have a chance to do so this Thursday, May 23.

Fermilab and the Department of Energy will host two meetings that day in the Wilson Hall atrium. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., employees, users and others at the laboratory will have a chance to view posters and mingle with LBNE scientists and engineers to obtain answers to their questions about the project. A brief presentation on the project and plans for the ongoing environmental assessment will be held in One West at noon.

An informational meeting for the public will be held in the Wilson Hall atrium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This meeting will feature the posters and talks presented during the noon meeting.

The LBNE collaboration is developing plans to build four buildings on the Fermilab site, one located near Kirk and Giese roads. That building would be connected to an underground hall about 200 feet below the Fermilab site. LBNE would also require the construction of a 52-foot-high hill as part of the facility that would create the neutrinos for the experiment. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the environmental assessment investigates the potential impacts of the project on human health and the environment.