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Update on Powertech Uranium Mining Company

Powertech USA is the uranium mining company we have been fighting for the last five years. This past year, with others finally getting involved, Defenders has quietly stepped back, which is what we have done with other projects in the past. View PDF Document

I can't believe DENR did this, but I am very happy they did. We consistently have raised the issue of the groundwater. Thanks so much to Harold One Feather for all the work he did a few years ago when we appeared before the Board. (Photo attached)

So, Congratulations to everyone for their help, prayers, and donations. Hopefully, any more plans for uranium mining in our Region will be stalled for a lot longer.

Submitted by Charmaine White Face, Board Member
DENR Board meeting

Mission Statement

"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."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests

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