The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued draft permits for wells (mining wells and waste disposal wells) at the proposed Dewey-Burdock in situ leach uranium mine in Custer and Fall River Counties.
To read the EPA draft permits and for other documents, click here.
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Press Release 12/23/2016: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES IN FAVOR OF OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE AND LOCAL CITIZENS
The federal government’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today supported the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board’s (ASLB) 2015 decision in the case about the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine in Fall River and Custer Counties by ruling that the process for identification and protection of cultural and historical resources was not done properly.
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Press Release 9/21/2016: CHEYENNE RIVER STUDY SHOWS ELEVATED URANIUM IN ANGOSTURA RESERVOIR
Recent research by two South Dakota School of Mines and Technology scientists and a scientist from California State University-Fresno confirmed what we have long suspected – that elevated uranium levels are present in Angostura Reservoir in the southern Black Hills. The study tested stream sediments along the Cheyenne River watershed from old abandoned uranium mines to Angostura Reservoir.
For the full CHEYENNE RIVER STUDY SHOWING ELEVATED URANIUM IN ANGOSTURA RESERVOIR press release click here.
For an in-depth history on uranium mining in the Black Hills region check out: Radioactive Legacy – the Rapid City Journal’s Uranimum series shows importance of oversight:
Four decades after its first uranium mining boom ended, the Edgemont area remains scarred by unreclaimed mines, buried radioactive waste and health concerns.The story of that first boom has gone largely untold and unreckoned with, even as regulators consider approving a new kind of mining in the same place.
Will the town fare better this time? Perhaps, if the lessons of the past are uncovered and heeded. Here, in five parts over the coming days, is the untold story of Edgemont’s radioactive legacy. – See more at: http://rapidcityjournal.com/app/pages/uranium/