Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles McGuigan is predicting that all of the federal proceedings on the license Powertech/Azaga is seeking to mine uranium in Fall River and Custer counties could take at least "one to two years."
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
RAPID CITY | A mining company must release the results of a geological survey that opponents of its proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota say are necessary to ensure that local aquifers are protected, a federal licensing board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled Wednesday.
The Atomic Licensing Board evaluating opposition to uranium mining in southwest South Dakota switched its focus on Wednesday to the challengers' contention that mining could contaminate ground water.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Opponents of the proposed uranium mine near Edgemont had a minor win Wednesday when the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruled that Powertech, the company proposing the mine, must share recently acquired data with the parties opposing the mine.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Used in the early years of America's thirst for nuclear fuel, the Riley Pass uranium mine in Harding County was one of hundreds of sites mined to provide fuel for nuclear weapons and reactors.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
SIOUX FALLS | An attorney representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe says a company proposing a uranium mine near Edgemont needs better studies to ensure that it won't hurt cultural and historic sites in the Black Hills.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
SIOUX FALLS | A federal panel plans to hear arguments next week on its decision to put a temporary hold on the operating license for a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A panel of judges Wednesday issued a temporary stay against the operating license Powertech Uranium Corp. received earlier this month by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
RED SHIRT | Drive over the bridge spanning the Cheyenne River and you'll see the classic three-pronged radiation signs on a sign reading "Warning! Radioactive River."
Monday, April 21, 2014
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The proposed uranium mine near Edgemont received a license for the project Tuesday from the Nuclear Regulatory Agency and opponents say they are already working to overturn it.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
In the wake of a recent setback for their cause, opponents of a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont are planning their strategy and gearing up for an August federal hearing, where they will attack the methods used by federal nuclear regulatory officials who have given initial approval to the…
Friday, February 14, 2014
Environmental groups in the Black Hills are lamenting the death of a bill on Thursday that would have placed tougher regulations on a proposed uranium mining operation.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine cleared a key regulatory hurdle Thursday when a federal agency issued a favorable environmental assessment of the project.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Now that both state permitting boards have postponed their hearings on Powertech's proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine near Edgemont, all eyes are on the federal government for its approval.
Monday, November 25, 2013
PIERRE | A second state panel has delayed hearings on a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills until two federal agencies decide on the project.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
The state Board of Minerals and Environment has postponed the rest of its hearings on the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine until after the federal government and another state board release their decisions on the project.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
After two weeks of public testimony, one thing has become clear about the proposed uranium mine that would operate near Edgemont: many things about the project remain unclear.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
An attorney opposing the proposed uranium mine near Edgemont told a state board Wednesday morning the company is giving conflicting information about its proposal.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The company proposing to mine for uranium near Edgemont anticipates having at least one full-time state environmental inspector on the site, according to its chief executive officer.
Uranium mine protesters continued their crusade Monday against the Dewey-Burdock project at the beginning of state water permit hearings that are expected to continue through Friday.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Uranium mine protesters Monday morning continued their crusade against the Dewey-Burdock project at the beginning of the state water permit hearings.
State water officials are sure to get an earful of opposition and some support for a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont since more than 200 people have signed up to speak at a water permit hearing in Rapid City.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
The first week of highly anticipated state permit hearings on a proposed uranium mine ended with a slew of public testimony, a host of objections and only a handful of witnesses called.