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November 7, 2013
Uranium mine hearing delayed for agencies’ OK
By Carson Walker Two federal agencies must approve a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills before a South Dakota board further considers...
November 7, 2013 - 6:47am
October 28, 2013
2nd hearing begins on proposed SD uranium mine
RAPID CITY (AP) — The second of two state permit hearings on a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota is this week in Rapid City. The state Water Management Board is deciding whether to approve permits for Powertech Uranium Corp.'s proposed Dewey-Burdock mine near Edgemont....
October 28, 2013 - 7:43am
October 7, 2013
State water board postpones uranium hearings due to storm
RAPID CITY (AP) — The western South Dakota snowstorm has prompted a state panel to postpone a hearing over a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills. The state Water Management Board planned to meet this week in Rapid City to discuss Powertech Uranium Corp.'s permit application...
October 7, 2013 - 3:26pm
September 30, 2013
Uranium mine hearings to continue in November
Opponents worry about mine’s harm to Black Hills environment.
September 30, 2013 - 4:42am
September 25, 2013
Vanadium metal a part of Black Hills uranium mine proposal
RAPID CITY (AP) — A company that wants to mine for uranium in southwestern South Dakota also plans to harvest a metal used in car parts, jet engines and cutting tools. Powertech Uranium Corp. wants to mine for vanadium, which is used in steel alloys to form a strong metal that...
September 25, 2013 - 7:42pm
OPINION: Powertech should come clean when promoting uranium mining
By Rebecca Leas Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know natural gas is the new major focus for energy. Natural gas has negatively affected the nuclear industry, resulting in decreased demand for uranium. Germany is nearly nuclear free, and other countries, including...
September 25, 2013 - 6:40am
September 24, 2013
Rapid City uranium resolution will be accepted
RAPID CITY (AP) — A resolution from the Rapid City Council expressing concern about a proposed uranium mine will be included in the public record. The state earlier rejected the resolution because it was filed after the deadline. But KOTA-TV reports that the State Board of...
September 24, 2013 - 8:04pm
September 21, 2013
LETTER: Call governor about SB 158
South Dakotans take pride in defending “states’ rights.” I’ve read many articles in the Rapid City Journal, some written by state legislators, denigrating the federal government. So, why would people want to rely on the NRC and EPA to protect their health from uranium mining?...
September 21, 2013 - 7:42am
September 18, 2013
SD uranium mine opponents unhappy with rulings
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Groups concerned about the impact of proposed uranium mining in the Black Hills of western South Dakota are unhappy with rulings issued in advance of state public hearings next week. The state Board of Minerals and Environment and the Water Management Board each...
September 18, 2013 - 8:27pm
August 31, 2013
OPINION: Rapid council shows strength in anti-mining resolution
While ultimately only symbolic, it's good to see a local government body such as the Rapid City Council take a strong stand on an issue of statewide and regional import. With its approval last week of a resolution opposing proposed uranium mining in western South Dakota, the council...
August 31, 2013 - 12:23pm
August 5, 2013
LETTER: SD must protect water from Powertech
To the Editor: Pennington County’s wastewater treatment systems ordinance requires septic and holding tanks be cleaned so Rapid City’s water source, the Madison Aquifer, stays clean and the water safe (“The women of waste,” Rapid City Journal, Sunday, July 21). ...
August 5, 2013 - 12:37pm
July 27, 2013
LETTER: Uranium mining in South Dakota not wise
To the Editor: Throughout the west, uranium mining is wreaking havoc on water resources, leaving citizens faced with major water crises and economic downturn. Exemptions and relaxing of standards by government are repeatedly granted to the mining companies at the expense...
July 27, 2013 - 6:46pm
July 18, 2013
Uranium hearings scheduled
PIERRE -- The state board that will decide whether Powertech gets a state permit for mining uranium in southwestern South Dakota agreed Thursday the hearing should be held in two parts this fall, starting in September and resuming probably in November. The split approach would...
July 18, 2013 - 11:41pm
June 22, 2013
LETTER: Powertech threatens the Black Hills' water
To the Editor: The Canadian company, Powertech, Inc., plans to mine uranium in the Black Hills using the groundwater of our region as a tool (in situ leach mining). The risk of permanent contamination of our aquifers is significant. Rehabilitating groundwater would be time-consuming,...
June 22, 2013 - 5:53pm
June 3, 2013
MERCER: Powertech brings first big mining fight of century
PIERRE -- The next citizen I meet who doesn't have anything at stake in Powertech's uranium project, and says she or he can't wait for work to...
June 3, 2013 - 8:34am