Powertech Uranium (a subsidiary of Azarga Uranium) has formally asked the South Dakota state Water Management Board to restart the hearing on the water permits for its proposed uranium mine in Custer and Fall River Counties. This hearing started and was suspended in 2013, when Powertech agreed to wait to restart the process until its … Continue reading STATE PROGRAMS COME OUT AGAINST POWERTECH’S PLAN
Email the South Dakota's Water Management Board today! Tell them NOT to Re-Start Powertech's uranium mining permit process. Powertech Uranium asked the State of South Dakota's Water Management Board (WMB) to give it three water permits for its proposed uranium mine in Custer and Fall River Counties. In 2013, the hearings on the permits started, … Continue reading Call to Action: Contact the SD Water Management Board Today!
UPDATE! Ten years ago, we knew of eleven uranium companies that had expressed an interest in the Black Hills. There were actually at least twelve. This information was reviewed recently, and a lot has changed. One company has changed its focus away from uranium. Seven companies have closed their mining claims in the Black Hills. One that indicated an interest in the Black Hills did not stake any claims. Click on Photo to Read More.
In the waning days of the Trump Administration, the EPA granted Powertech Uranium two Underground Injection Control (UIC) permits and a Safe Drinking Water Act aquifer exemption without meaningful consultation with the Oglala Sioux Tribe and without conducting a cultural resources survey of the proposed mine site. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has appealed these permits to the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board. Sign Our Petition asking Michael Regan, EPA Administrator, to Reverse those Water Permits Decisions immediately!
To commemorate our virtual gathering in the Black Hills, hosted by BHCWA and Dakota Rural Action BH Chapter, we've create four segment videos and uploaded them as a playlist on our YouTube Channel. In each video you will hear these dynamic, knowledgeable, and informative speakers. Each one speaks passionately about why water is important to them, their families, and the communities they serve. ...Read more