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DRA Hosts Hot Springs Concert Sunday as Warm-Up for NRC Powertech Hearing

Rickstock isn't the only political musical extravanganza taking place in the Black Hills this weekend. To warm up for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's hearing on Powertech/Azarga's application to start an in-situ leach uranium mine in the southern Black Hills, Dakota Rural Action is hosting a pre-hearing concert and rally at the Allen Ranch near Hot Springs on Sunday:

  • Where: Allen Ranch, 13065 Fall River Road, Hot Springs, SD
  • When: Sunday, August 17, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Who: Music featuring Australian Wayne Brennan, Open Mike Band, plus other local artists.
  • Whee! Camping! Stay overnight and attend the NRC public comment sessions the next day…to reserve a camp site, RV site, or tipi call 605-745-1890.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) will take public input on Powertech/Azarga's application on Monday, August 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mueller Civic Center, 801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs, SD. Citizens may speak for up to five minutes on water, land, and historical/cultural concerns.

The ASLB then decamps to Rapid City for three days to hold its evidentiary hearing August 19-21 at the Alex Johnson Hotel, 523 6th St., from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We don't get to comment, but we can watch our neighbors make their case for protecting the Black Hills from more uranium mining.

One Comment

  1. lesliengland 2014.08.17

    do we really want chinese mining in the black hills now?

    click on "interested party grizzley gulch" link to the right for a picturesque view of the dam face which has an interesting looking scar from american mining industry - only a mile immediately upstream of deadwood (if yah googlemap deadwood, the satellite map shows brohm mine acid lakes just across the street on hyway 385 that constitute an epa superfund site we are paying to clean-up.

    a mile north is the epa superfund site on whitewood creek that is full of arsenic tailings. this is of course upstream of the cheyenne river sioux reservation and oahe dam.

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