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February 16, 2013

Radiation Testing in Buffalo Gap Creates Delay For SD National Guard Training

The South Dakota National Guard field training in Buffalo Gap National Grasslands has been put on hold due to possible uranium radiation.


S.D. National Guard soldiers train in life-saving techniques during the Golden Coyote training exercise at West Camp Rapid on June 17, 2012.
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South Dakota National Guard photo

The South Dakota National Guard field training in Buffalo Gap National Grasslands has been put on hold due to possible uranium radiation. The Rapid City Journal reports that a concerned citizen wrote to Governor Dennis Daugaard because he was worried about the possible health issues it could impose on the soldiers.

Uranium Mining has been in the news lately due to the possible health concerns by landowners and other people in the Black Hills.

View our Uranium database for more news on this topic.

Learn more about the South Dakota National Guard at its website, its Facebook page and its Flickr photo stream.


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