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11/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/01/2019 17:15

Yosemite National Park to Host Public Meeting on the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site

November 1, 2019

Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on the remediation of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site. All members of the public interested in learning about this project are welcome to join park staff at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. From 1:00 to 1:30 pm, employees with the National Park Service will share critical information on this project. From 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm, members of the public will be encouraged to share their thoughts, concerns, and ask questions of experts familiar with the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site.

Yosemite National Park will also be opening the 30-day public comment period on this project, which will be open from November 20 to December 19, 2019.

The purpose of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site Project is to:

  • Cleanup 1.8 acres of land inside Yosemite Valley that has been designated as a wilderness trailhead parking lot under the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Merced River Plan).
  • This former dump site, located east of Curry Village, includes a main disposal area of 78,300 square feet, with an average waste thickness of 12.2 feet deep.
  • Yosemite National Park will present 4 alternative actions the park is considering taking to cleanup the former dump site, including the park's preferred alternative based on an analysis of costs and benefits.

During this public meeting, we want to hear your ideas, concerns, and potential issues to consider as the park moves through the environmental review process.