POWERTECH URANIUM DENIED! WATER MANAGEMENT BOARD’S VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS.

Good News ! “Yesterday was a good day in South Dakota, where Powertech/Azarga Uranium wants to do in situ leach uranium mining in the southwestern Black Hills. Due to federal lawsuits filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, federal permitting for the project is in limbo. “

Black Hills Clean Water Alliance

Yesterday was a good day in South Dakota, where Powertech/Azarga Uranium wants to do in situ leach uranium mining in the southwestern Black Hills. Due to federal lawsuits filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, federal permitting for the project is in limbo. There has not been a cultural resources survey on the 12,000+ acres of the proposed project, and the area is sacred to Lakota and other indigenous peoples — as are the entire Black Hills.

BHCWA’s Counsel, Mr. Bruce Ellison, gives a brief update about what transpired at the Water Management Board meeting – Powertech must wait until for Federal Permits.

Nonetheless, the company has been trying to restart the process for its state water permits, which was put on hold in 2013. Yesterday, this effort ran into determined resistanceat a meeting of the SD Water Management Board. State Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources water staff opposed the…

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4 thoughts on “POWERTECH URANIUM DENIED! WATER MANAGEMENT BOARD’S VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS.

  1. Roy

    It’s about time we saw some sign of common sense somewhere, do we not have enough radioactive material on this planet without looking for more, it’s ironic that they want to extract it whilst we want to dig a hole and bury it!

  2. Roger Cartwright

    Glad to see this – “The Black Hills is sacred to the Lakota tribe” so should the Lake District as a ‘National Landscape’ (and Cumbria for that matter) be sacred to the people of Britain!

  3. Pingback: POWERTECH URANIUM DENIED! WATER MANAGEMENT BOARD’S VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS. — RADIATION FREE LAKELAND « Antinuclear

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