Public input

During the planning phase for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the environmental impacts of constructing and operating the proposed facility on MSU’s campus were researched. The findings were taken into consideration as the facility was planned and built. In addition, meetings were held to gather public input on the project.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 requires environmental impact analysis for major federal actions that may significantly affect the quality of the environment.

Analysis in 2010

Public meetings

The following public meetings were held during the planning process. During the open houses and meetings, attendees viewed exhibits, reviewed project materials, and spoke with subject matter experts. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour NSCL.

  • 11 November 2009: Educational open house (hosted by MSU) and scoping meeting (hosted by DOE)
  • 24 March 2010: Open house and meeting (hosted by DOE)


Supplemental analysis in 2020