Press Releases

2017

For Immediate Release

July 1, 2017

INTERMOUNTAIN WEST URANIUM SUMMIT Calls for participation in our First Cross-Border Anti-Nuclear Action!

FREE RAPID CITY OUTDOOR EDUCATIONAL EVENT:

Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702

“Evidence shows that uranium kills”

RAPID CITY, Lakota Territory — Intermountain West Uranium Summit participants are inviting affinity groups everywhere to take part this July in our first Cross-Border Anti-Nuclear Action (CBAN), commemorating the anniversary of the largest radioactive accident in U.S. history and the explosion of the first atomic bomb.

Members are holding events in our locales to raise awareness that the entire nuclear industry, from cradle to grave, is one deadly chain. Beginning with extraction of uranium, proceeding to refinement of yellow cake, through transportation on public routes, operation of nuclear power plants, and weapons manufacture, to waste disposal issues, the nuclear process releases lethal radiation to air, land and water. Its history is fraught with accidents, illness and threats to life on earth. It must stop before it kills more humans and other living things.

The Black Hills Chapter of Dakota Rural Action and the Black Hills Clean Water Alliance, which are fighting proposed uranium mining in South Dakota, are holding public information and outreach booths on July 8 at the Outdoor University in Rapid City, to show participants at the Outdoor Campus West admission-free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. how they can use Geiger counters and water testing to detect the kind of nuclear radiation that the CBAN Action will highlight the following weekend…. Read more.


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