CALL TO ACTION FOR MOTHER EARTH
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
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.