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EPA says investigation into fomer SD uranium mines is separate from planned Powertech project

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RAPID CITY, South Dakota — Federal officials say a planned investigation of abandoned uranium mines in southwestern South Dakota is separate from its assessment of a proposed mine near Edgemont.

The mines are located within 15 miles of the proposed Powertech Uranium Corp. mine, which does not yet have all the necessary permits to proceed.

The abandoned mines consist of waste rock piles, seven open pits, underground workings and two open tunnels. The Environmental Protection Agency hopes to determine by late 2015 if a cleanup is needed.

Powertech project manager Mark Hollenbeck tells that Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/1C1Zp0O) that the EPA investigation on the abandoned mines should not affect the Powertech project.

Opponents of the Powertech mine say the project could be hurt if major cleanup is needed on the abandoned mines.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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