The Environmental Protection Agency has issued two draft permits for a proposal to mine uranium on the edge of the southern Black Hills near Edgemont. According to the Rapid City Journal, public comment and meetings will be taking place this spring, where officials expect heated discussion before the state decides on the matter. The proposal has been through several rounds of review as officials and the public debate the safety of the project to underground aquifers in the area. Click on this link to read the official EPA announcement.
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