Press Releases

2017

CALL TO ACTION FOR MOTHER EARTH teardropEarth

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.

This means we all need to move into a very active time on this issue. To read the draft permits and other documents, click here.

Once people have looked over the documents and determined what might be some important points to make, we’ll put out ideas on how to comment on this proposal.

Please go to our Public Hearings page for the EPA hearing dates and locations to include on your calendar as a reminder.  Let’s start spreading the word to local media, your friends, and to any organizations you belong to.


PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASES


2016

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.

Click here for the full press release.

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 the 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

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


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

Dakota Rural Action: Information Night regarding ISL uranium mine proposed by Azarga Uranium Corp (formerly Powertech) at Dewey-Burdock site in Custer and Fall River Counties


2014

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

Clean Water Alliance: NRC DOCUMENT ON PROPOSED URANIUM MINE IS DEFICIENT: STATE PROTECTION NEEDED


2013

Dakota Rural Action: No Large Scale Mining Permit to be Issued to Powertech This Year

Powertech Uranium Corp: Azarga Resources is making 3.6 million available to Powertech to get them through the permit process

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