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


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January 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.