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PUBLIC SAFETY CLOSURE ORDER IN EFFECT

Sioux Ranger District
P.O. Box 37
Camp Crook, SD 57724

Riley Pass mine waste contains hazardous substances including arsenic, molybdenum, thorium, radium and uranium.  Due to the human health, safety and environmental concerns related to elevated levels of these substances, the Forest Supervisor has closed the bluffs and some adjacent to all public entry through a special order.  The special order has been placed on signs in the Riley Pass area and throughout the North Cave Hills.  The order and closure maps are also available upon request.



March 2013 Riley Pass Newsletter, Page 10

 

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."

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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

 

 

Articles

Nov. 12, 2015

Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of hazardous substances and wastes
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations,
CH - 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Dear Sir:

It was an honor to meet you at the side event during the 30th Human Rights Council meeting in September.  Your report to the HRC was very good.  All people have the right to know if they are living near a dangerous situation.

The purpose of this complaint and report is to ask for your help to expose and help ameliorate a very dangerous situation regarding radioactive pollution  in North America caused by more than 15,000 abandoned Uranium mines.

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