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EA-1570: Final Environmental Assessment

Construction and Operation of Neutrinos at the Main Injector Off-Axis Electron Neutrino (νe) Appearance Experiment (NOvA) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, and St. Louis County, Minnesota

This Environmental Assessment (DOE/EA-1570) provides information and analysis of proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities associated with constructing and operating facilities for a new neutrino physics research program called NOvA. The NOvA Collaboration is composed of almost 200 scientists and engineers from nearly 30 Universities and Laboratories around the world. The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is the lead laboratory for the DOE, and the University of Minnesota is the lead collaborating university through a Cooperative Agreement with the DOE. The program would generate neutrinos at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, for analysis in proposed detectors at Fermilab and at a Far Detector Facility proposed to be built near the Ash River, in St. Louis County, Minnesota.