Defenders of the Black Hills
Information on Crow Butte Uranium Mine and Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Hearing
Last week, I participated in the Hearing by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on the Crow Butte Resources Uranium Mine License Renewal as an expert witness on behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Crow Butte Uranium mine is located near Crawford, NB, just southwest of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
May 2015 - Newsletter
A lot has happened since our last newsletter. We hosted the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting in March, a Sioux Nation Treaty Council meeting in April, prepared testimony for a hearing scheduled in August of the Crow Butte Uranium In Situ Recovery Mining and Milling operation, and also gave our comments at the Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Chadron, NB, regarding new rules for In Situ Recovery operations. We also have two new Board members: Carla Rae Marshall, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Erica Long Wolf, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation. Thank you to Carla and Erica for coming on board.
Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium 2015
Quebec City, Canada | April 16 2015
We, the signatories of this declaration, including the participants of the World Uranium Symposium 2015, coming from 20 countries on five continents, having gathered in Quebec City, Canada, in April 2015;
Acknowledging that in 1943 Quebec City was the site where the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada entered into a formal cooperation agreement to develop the first atomic bombs, resulting in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945;
April 2015 Newsletter
8 WAYS RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION AFFECTS THE Northern Great Plains
Uranium - 238 is a naturally occurring element that slowly disintegrates in 14 steps to a final, non-radioactive element known as Lead 206. The decay products in the 14 steps are just as radioactive, if not more, than U-238 itself. When these decay products are disturbed in any way, they begin their unstoppable, expanding radioactive processes. Yet, uranium mining companies and governments continue to plan for new ways to mine uranium.