Uranium Concerns Lead To Meeting

Rapid City, South Dakota – Organizations form Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota met in Rapid City on Saturday to plan strategies for battling environmental threats caused by uranium mining.
Wyoming's Powder River Basin Resource Council is joining with Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction and South Dakota's Defenders of the Black Hills to protect areas in the adjoining states from uranium mining.

The biggest concern in northeast Wyoming, says Resource Council spokesperson Shannon Anderson, is from the Canadian-based Powertech Uranium Corporation.

Andersen: "And our members have some questions about water quality and water quantity issues as well as impact to their land and their families. So we just wanna' get our questions answered, stay involved in the process and make sure that the companies know that we're out there."

Powertech's proposed Wyoming projects are located near Aladdin and Newcastle..