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uranium mining in wind cave area

PostPosted: Feb 9, 2007 2:21 am
by josey
Powertech Uranium Corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia will be using a process know as In Situ Leach mining and it has contaminated groundwater all over the world.

Leech mining

PostPosted: Feb 9, 2007 11:04 pm
by dsundergroundm
If ya'all don't know. leech mining is done by pumping an acidic into the ore bed and then using a suck well/pump to extract the now mineral rich liquid from the ground. This creates all sorts of havoc and destruction to the local environment contaminating ground water and even altering how caves and other naturally occurring rock flows are formed. :frymyhide:

There are many good sites out there to read up on this process...this one here is pretty good, though it might exaggerate a bit

PostPosted: Feb 10, 2007 1:27 pm
by josey
I live 20 miles from where they are going to do this and my local paper refuses to write about anything critical of the mining. They won't even post my comments on their website so I have created my own website so a real discussion can happen about this.

PostPosted: Feb 12, 2007 10:01 pm
by BenC
Wow, is there a grass roots thing going on?

PostPosted: Feb 13, 2007 3:11 am
by dsundergroundm
I don't think there is one yet, but we need to get one going.

PostPosted: Feb 22, 2007 3:51 pm
by josey
I posted this here thinking you guys might have an interest in this.
Wind cave is pretty cool from what I've heard.

If you care about this please contact your Representatives.

April 6 court date on this

PostPosted: Apr 4, 2007 11:37 am
by Wayne Harrison
Uranium Permit Challenged

The first uranium exploration permit in the Black Hills in decades is begin challenged in court.

An Indian treaty rights group called Defenders of the Black Hills is suing the state Board of Minerals and Environment.

The group claims that the board improperly granted a permit to Powertech Uranium Corporation.

Powertech plans to drill 155 exploratory holes northwest of Edgemont in the search for uranium ore.

Opponents say a state archaeologist was mistakenly sent to the wrong location for a site evaluation that was required as part of the permit process. They want the permit hearing reopened.

A judge will consider the issue on April 6 (Friday) in Rapid City.