Water Board Grapples Uranium Mine Issue
This week the State Water Management Board is considering a uranium mining company proposal to use water from a set of Black Hills aquifers.
Opponents warn about the threat of radioactive and heavy metal pollution. They argue that massive quantities of local water should not be used to generate profit for a foreign mining company.
The mining company officials dispute these claims and point to the jobs and positive benefits the industry can bring to the area’s economy.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray has more.