Press Releases

2018

PRESS RELEASE – 12/6/2018

STUDIES SHOW RISKS TO ALL RAPID CITY WATER SOURCES FROM POTENTIAL GOLD ACTIVITIES IN CENTRAL BLACK HILLS

Contact: Lilias Jarding, Ph.D. 605-787-2872 During the day M, W, F: 605-455-2700

 

Clean Water Alliance recently completed research that reviewed studies about the connections between the surface water in Rapid Creek and two major underground aquifers, the Madison aquifer and the Minnelusa aquifer.[1] According to the Rapid City Water Division, Rapid Creek and these two aquifers provide all of Rapid City’s water.

This is significant in the context of a major gold exploration project at Rapid Creek’s headwaters, as well as four other requests for gold exploration permits in the central Black Hills. If there was a leak at a gold project in the area of the current gold exploration near Pe’ Sla and Rochford, it would come down Rapid Creek. According to a School of Mines graduate who studied the situation, it would take as little as 29 minutes for a leak to reach Pactola Reservoir. … Download Press Release as PDF

The research summary paper is included for your reference.


PRESS RELEASE – 5/11/2018
RESEARCH SHOWS VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO COMMENTED ON EPA PERMITS ARE AGAINST URANIUM MINING

Research completed by students at Missouri State University has given us a clear picture of what those comments said… Read more:

EPA Comment Research – PR-5-11-2018


Feb. 22

 


1-24-18-article graphicJanuary 24 – Oyate denounce state’s approval of gold mining near Pe’Sla

By Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Today – Health & Environment Editor

PIERRE – At a hearing on Jan. 18, Oglala Lakota tribal members and others took issue with state officials for approving a permit transfer that moves Canadian prospectors one step closer to their goal of large-scale Black Hills gold mining….Read more.


2017

July 27 – Oglala Lakota Receive Radiation Monitoring Training…Read more.

July 1 – Media Advisory: INTERMOUNTAIN WEST URANIUM SUMMIT Calls for participation in our First Cross-Border Anti-Nuclear Action! …Read more.


2016

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES IN FAVOR OF OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE AND LOCAL CITIZENS…Read more.

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.

CHEYENNE RIVER STUDY SHOWS ELEVATED URANIUM IN ANGOSTURA RESERVOIR…Read More.

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 click here.

Clean Water Alliance, Dakota Rural Action and It’s All About the Water: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES IN FAVOR OF OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE AND LOCAL CITIZENS…Read more.

Dakota Rural Action and Clean Water Alliance: MAPPING PROJECT SHOWS URANIUM COMPANY CLAIMS AROUND BLACK HILLS…Read more.


2015

Dakota Rural Action and Clean Water Alliance: EXPERT: CONTAMINATION OF GROUND AND SURFACE WATER AT URANIUM MINE SITE TO BE EXPECTED, IF MINING OCCURS…Read more.

Dakota Rural Action: INFORMATION NIGHT REGARDING ISL URANIUM MINING IN CUSTER AND FALL RIVER COUNTIES…Read more.


2014

Clean Water Alliance: FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ISSUES PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ON URANIUM MINE CLEAN-UP…Read more.

Clean Water Alliance: NRC DOCUMENT ON PROPOSED URANIUM MINE IS DEFICIENT: STATE PROTECTION NEEDED…Read more.


2013

Dakota Rural Action: No Large Scale Mining Permit to be Issued to Powertech This Year…Read more.

Powertech Uranium Corp: Azarga Resources finances Powertech for permit process…Read more.

Dakota Rural Action – Rapid City Council Passes Resolution Expressing Grave Concern about Proposed Uranium Mining…Read more.