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Uranium Mining Top Issue for Organizations from Three States

**Notice to the Press**

“Uranium Mining Top Issue for Organizations
from Three States”

Organizations from three states will be meeting in Rapid City to discuss their joint concerns regarding uranium mining. A Press Conference will be held on Sat., Nov. 10th concerning uranium development in South Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming. One of their main concerns is the plans being implemented by Powertech Mining Corporation, a Canadian company, which is actively pursuing In Situ Leach Mining of uranium in all three states.

The Press Conference will be held in the meeting room at the Dunn Brothers Coffee House, 719 Omaha in Rapid City and will start at 11:00 AM. More detailed information will be available at the event.

Speakers include Lilias Jones Jarding, Ph. D. from Coloradans Against Resource Destruction, Fort Collins, Co; Shannon Anderson, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Sheridan, WY; Gary Heckenliable, ACTion for the Environment, Rapid City; and Charmaine White Face, Coordinator, Defenders of the Black Hills, also in Rapid City.

For more information contact:

Shannon Anderson (307) 672-5809,
Cell: 307-763-1816

Lilias Jones Jarding (970) 493-1877,
Cell: 970-412-1924

Charmaine White Face (xxx) 399-1868

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