Now that you're a little more familiar with the basics of the existing plant site, the challenge is to think about what the future options are.
The following pages contain visual representations and textual descriptions of possible future scenarios for the PGDP site. They are intended to aid you in understanding and thinking about how suitable these various scenarios might be for you and your community. Ultimately, we will ask you and your neighbors to rate all of these future scenarios, anonymously, of course, so that we can better understand the preference of the community.
Each scenario contains different combinations of land uses and clean-up strategies for the site. For the existing PGDP plant site itself, there are six different types of land use portrayed:
At the same time, in the surrounding Wildlife Management Area, there are two land uses portrayed:
There are two choices for the existing Burial Pits:
Finally, the actual plant building themselves will be torn down, and the demolition materials must be dealt with. There are three choices:
As we mentioned, the DUF-6 Fluoride Extraction plant will be in place, along with the cylinder yard it draws from, for at least 20 years, so it is present in all of the scenarios. You will notice that, in the cases where only SOME of the plant demolition materials are kept onsite, the height and size of the potential Waste Disposal Cell is proportionately smaller, and of course it is absent in scenarios where all the demolition and excavation waste is taken off site. The site of the Waste Disposal Cell is not necessarily fixed at the spot portrayed in the visualizations: it's location has yet to be determined, but this is one of the candidate sites. Also, the recreational facilities shown would not necessarily be located in exactly the spots indicated in the visualizations: their size and location can be modified to accommodate other needs on the site. Again, this is A possible location, but not the ONLY possible location.
As a moment's reflection will reveal, decisions about these different options are all linked together, and so we have prepared twelve different examples of how this site could be treated. Each scenario represents a different unique combination of the choices described above. There are even more possibilities than this, but in an effort to explore a range of diverse possibilities, we are beginning with these twelve. Your opinions about the suitability of each of these twelve scenarios will help us develop a better, clearer understanding of the needs and desires of the community.
These scenarios will be presented in public meetings in the next month or two in the Paducah area. At that time participants will be invited to score each and every scenario for its suitability as the future of the plant site, using anonymous, real-time scoring keypads. We will show the scoring results to the audience after each scenario is scored, and we'll ask you what makes each scenario more, or less, appealing. In this way, we hope to include as many people as possible in the process, in a way that makes sense to everyone, and in an efficient manner so that the meetings don't become excessively long. We hope that you can attend these meetings when they happen, so that we can count your opinion in.