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Navy to hold ex-Enterprise public scoping meeting in Newport News

An open house is being held to discuss the environmental impact that decommissioning the ex-Enterprise aircraft carrier.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The public is invited to attend the U.S. Navy open house on June 18.

The event will be a scoping meeting to learn about the environmental impact being prepared for the disposal of the decommissioned, defueled ex-USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, including its naval reactor plants.

Taxpayers have already spent $863 million on the process, and the Government Accountability Office says it could cost another $1.5 billion to finish the job.

The U.S. Department of Energy is a cooperating agency on the environmental impact statement.

There will be a poster session from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Denbigh Community Center in Newport News.

To learn more about the project or to submit comments at the public meeting click here.