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SD groups urging cleanup of uranium mines

RAPID CITY (AP) — Some environmental groups plan to use Earth Day to call attention to old uranium mines in South Dakota and elsewhere.

Defenders of the Black Hills and Clean Up The Mines say they'll announce a nationwide campaign to clean up all abandoned uranium mines in the United States.

The event is scheduled for April 22 near Hermosa.

The groups say South Dakota has at least 270 abandoned, open-pit uranium mines.

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