Permits to STOP on the Dewey-Burdock

Powertech/Azarga needs at least 10 permits/licenses before it can legally mine uranium in the Dewey-Burdock area located in the south-west corner of Black Hills.

permit information, updated 01/01/21

  • NRC License (under challenge in federal court).
  • EPA ISL mining permit (under appeal)
  • EPA deep disposal well permit (under appeal)
  • State mining permit (hearing put on hold in 2013)
  • State water permit for Inyan Kara formations (hearing put on hold in 2013)
  • State water permit for Madison formation (hearing put on hold in 2013)
  • State wastewater spraying permit (hearing put on hold in 2013)
  • BLM permission (under consideration)
  • NPDES wastewater permit
  • Army Corps of Engineers permit

There will probably also be county permits in Custer County. None needed in Fall River County, as they’ve given them a green light for over 10 years now.

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