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Send a letter to your South Dakota Congressional delegation

Please consider sending a letter to the South Dakota Congressional delegation urging the cleanup and capping of the abandoned uranium mines and uranium exploratory wells in SD.
The Honorable Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin
331 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Senator John Thune
United States Senate SR-383
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Tim Johnson
136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-4103

An example letter follows:
Senator Tim Johnson
136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4103
Dear Senator Johnson:
Are you aware that South Dakota currently has more than 100 abandoned uranium mines and prospects and more than 4,000 abandoned uranium exploratory wells? This appalling situation needs to be corrected before more harm is done to the people, the environment, and visitors coming to the state.
Please, consider introducing a federal bill to declare a moratorium on any uranium mining in the country until the current abandoned mines and exploratory uranium wells in South Dakota are cleaned up or capped. It is for the good of the entire country that such a bill be introduced and passed as the wind and water are carrying this radioactivity to all parts of the country.
Thank you.

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"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

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