PHY Facilities - Environmental Review
September 22, 2020
Consult the below list to view the current status of PHY facilities currently undergoing environmental review by NSF.
Proposed Hanford LIGO STEM Exploration Center:
NSF has consulted with stakeholders and completed an environmental review for the proposed Hanford LIGO STEM Exploration Center. A Final Environmental Assessment has been prepared, and NSF has concluded that no significant environmental impacts will result from implementing the Proposed Action.
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