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Source Material License application submitted by Powertech USA Inc

Jan. 7, 2010

Charmaine White Face,
Coordinator, Defenders of the Black Hills
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Dear Interested Parties:

As a result of a Source Material License application submitted by Powertech USA Inc. to construct and operate a uranium in situ recovery facility in Fall River and Custer Counties, South Dakota, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing (Notice) in the Federal Register (75 FR 467).

This Notice may be retrieved from the following website: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/adjudicatory/hearing-license-applications.html under the heading " Opportunities to Request a Hearing or Petition to Intervene". This Notice can also be can be viewed in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under ADAMS accession number ML100060051. The NRC is notifying you of this action, as you may have an interest.

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's "Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders," a copy of this e-mail will be available electronically for public inspection in the NRC Public Document Room or from the Publicly Available Records component of NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Ronald A. Burrows

Ronald A. Burrows CHP, RRPT
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Federal and State Materials and Environmental
Management Programs
Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch

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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