The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comment on the two draft permits it wants to issue to foreign corporation Azarga/Powertech to shoot water into the southern Black Hills to bring uranium to the surface. The EPA held a public meeting in Valentine last Thursday; they’ll hold meetings around the Black Hills next week:
- Monday-Tuesday, May 8-9, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (with a break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 North Lacrosse Street, Rapid City.
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (with a break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Mueller Center, 801 South 6th Street, Hot Springs.
- Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (with a break from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), St. James Catholic Church, 310 3rd Avenue, Edgemont.
Clean water advocates continue to push hard against the in-situ uranium mining plan, which would drill 4,000 injection wells into an eight-square-mile area north of Edgemont in Fall River and Custer counties.
If you can’t make those meetings but have something to say, EPA will take your written comments by e-mail or snail mail. Submit comments by May 19 to EPA environmental scientist Valois Shea:
- fax: 303-312-6741
- post: U.S. EPA Region 8, Mail Code: 8WP-SUI, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129
Related Financial News: Azarga’s penny stock rebounded to almost-nickel status around Inauguration time. It has since trended back down to three cents a share. Azarga insider Alexander Molyneux bought 66,000 Azarga shares in January, then sold 50,000 shares at a loss in April.