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Archive: Powertech Uranium is now owned by Azarga Uranium –Azarga is a Chinese company that has neve mined uranium. Read more here.

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There’s a uranium boom in the Black Hills region. Companies are buying up mineral and surface land rights from landowners in this area and are trying to get permits to mine uranium using in situ leach mining. The time to act is NOW to prevent this from happening.

What is “In Situ” mining?  |  Azaraga (Powertech) Exposed

Foreign companies, most of them from Canada, want to mine local uranium. Currently, the largest markets for uranium are China and India.

Uranium One, which owns in situ leach uranium projects in eastern Wyoming, is being bought by ARMZ, a company that is controlled by the Russian government.

At least four companies are active in the Black Hills area – Bayswater, Uranium One, Cameco, and Azarga Uranium Corp./Powertech.

In-situ operations run by Cameco have a record of ongoing spills, leaks, and water contamination.

Powertech Resources Inc., is a company our neighbors in Wyoming and Colorado know all too well because of their past “inordinate number of spills” and leaks.

Azarga Uranium Corp. wants to mine uranium in a similar fashion HERE, in the BLACK HILLS Region.

For more history about uranium mining in the Black Hills, please check out Rapid City Journal’s special report: Radiation Legacy.  They also provide a google map locating some of the historical uranium mines in the Edgemont, SD area.


TAKE ACTION NOW! The Environmental Protect Agency is seeking  Public Comments on the permitting process for Azarga/Powertech in the Dewey-Burdock area of Fall River and Custer counties.  This comment period are for the Class III and Class V Injection Well Draft Area Permits:

EPA-1 The EPA Public Comments are due on May 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST.  Public Hearings schedule.