Intrepid Dakota Free Press correspondent Donald Pay finally got a response on his Freedom of Information Act request on the Deep Borehole Field Test. Yesterday, Department of Energy FOIA officer Clayton Ogilvie sent Pay the following four documents:
- DOE Contract #DE-NE0008467, awarded 2016.01.05 to Battelle Memorial Institute, valued at $35.7 million.
- Small Business Subcontracting Program
- DOE letter to Battelle, on Contract Modification 0001, 2016.04.06
- Contract Modification 0001, on alternative siting of Deep Borehole Field Test, 2016.04.06
Dear readers, I welcome your analysis of these documents for information that will help our Spink County neighbors decide whether they want to host the Deep Borehole Field Test.
Given that opposition to the Borehole project revolves around concerns that nuclear waste will be brought to the Spink County site, I post pages 6 and 32 of the Contract:
No radioactive waste; no nuclear material. The language is right in the contract. If the project goes ahead, the public has the language on record to hold Battelle and the Department of Energy accountable and prevent any nuclear waste from coming to the Deep Borehole Field Test site.