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Public meetings about proposed lab to be held

LEAD (AP) -- Federal officials will be in western South Dakota later this month to host informational meetings about the environmental impact of a proposed lab near Lead.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that officials from the Department of Energy, Sanford Underground Research Facility and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will be hosting the meetings for the public on June 25 in Lead and June 26 in Rapid City.

Officials will be answering the public's questions about the proposed Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment facility in Kirk Canyon. The meetings are part of an environmental assessment looking at whether the surface laboratory will have significant effects on human health and the environment.

The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment will further study neutrinos and how they change form in transit.