The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is moving forward with plans for final capping of the Maxey Flats Disposal Site in Fleming County, which operated as a commercial disposal landfill for low-level radioactive waste from 1962 to 1977.
In an effort to give the public the opportunity to ask questions about the final capping plans, the cabinet will hold a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kentucky National Guard Armory Readiness Center, 4911 Ky. 801 North, Morehead.
In the years since the state bought the site, state agencies have worked with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the proper closing and long-term care of the site.
The final capping plan includes installation of a permanent vegetative cap, installation of permanent surface-water control features, and installation of surface monuments to identify concerns and location of buried waste. Once the final closing period is completed, the cabinet and its agencies will enter into an "institutional control period" of 100 years that will include continued monitoring, custodial upkeep and facility control.
Cap construction is scheduled to begin this year, and placement is scheduled to be completed in 2016.