DUNE at LBNF

For our South Dakota neighbors

We think it is important to keep our neighbors informed about the construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. To ensure that you have the most up-to-date information, we have set up this website with information about LBNF and DUNE and answers to frequently asked questions. We encourage our neighbors in Lead, South Dakota to follow us on Twitter (@LBNFacility) or Facebook (Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility). You also may want to subscribe to the free weekly newsletter Deep Thoughts published by Sanford Lab.

Below you will find links to talks that were presented at informational meetings in South Dakota.

We welcome your questions and comments:

At Fermilab

Kurt Riesselmann

phone +1 630-840-3351

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At Sanford Lab

Constance Walter

phone +1 605-722-4025

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LBNF/DUNE construction

Patrick Weber

phone +1 605-929-1125

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City of Lead

Mike Stahl

phone +1 605-584-1401

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Informational meetings at Sanford Lab

Oct. 21, 2019

7:00 p.m., Yates Education and Outreach Building,
Sanford Underground Research Facility
630 E Summit St
Lead, SD

Letter and invitation to local residents

Presentations at meeting:


Jan. 16, 2019

Additional information about the pre-excavation work for LBNF in South Dakota is available in this article.


May 31, 2018


Oct. 24, 2017


Mar. 17, 2017

Environmental assessment

With the help of a number of technical experts, including independent consultants assisted by Fermilab and Sanford Lab staff, the U.S. Department of Energy prepared an environmental assessment to determine what impacts LBNF and DUNE construction and operation might have on human health and environment. Public meetings were held on June 17, 2015, in Lead, South Dakota, June 18, 2015, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and June 24, 2015, in Batavia, Illinois.

For more information on the environment assessment, please visit this webpage.