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Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black HillsFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.
Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on holdFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on hold (January 13, 2017)
Peninsula Energy Ltd. has decided to shelve Ross uranium mine and mill expansion plans slated near the tribally significant Mato Tipila.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation rulingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling (January 9, 2017)
Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battleFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle (June 6, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists scored a win when federal administrative judges ruled that Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to take 'a hard look' at cultural resources in recommending renewal of a uranium mining license for Crow Butte Mine
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear reportFiled Under: Environment | National
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (May 11, 2016)
Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.
Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expandFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand (March 23, 2016)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.
Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uraniumFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium (August 26, 2015)
Debra White Plume spent the past seven years of her life doggedly making a feature documentary that premiered just in time to serve its purpose.
Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (August 18, 2015)
Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift.
Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in WyomingFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (June 24, 2015)
The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to protect sacred sitesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to protect sacred sites (June 10, 2015)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a petition May 26, indicating it will continue to fight tooth and nail against the Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill proposed in the underground water tables 50 miles upstream from the reservation.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium caseFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case (May 8, 2015)
Native American and other opponents of uranium mining and milling in the southern Black Hills claimed victory when a Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight panel ruled in their favor.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine projectFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine project (April 1, 2015)
A company that wants to be the first to mine for uranium in South Dakota’s underground water table omitted any mention of the Oglala Sioux tribal government’s staunch legal battle against the proposal.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman witnesses chemical spillFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman witnesses chemical spill (March 23, 2015)
When Nancy Kile saw the hazmat truck heading to the Chadron waste collection site, she all but panicked, dreading that the driver would dump its load of chemically contaminated soil at the place where she obtains compost to enrich her garden.
Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dumpFiled Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (January 30, 2015)
The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.
Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mineFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine (January 30, 2015)
Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.
Prairie Island Indian Community sues over nuclear waste ruleFiled Under: Environment | Law
Prairie Island Indian Community sues over nuclear waste rule (October 29, 2014)
After 20 years, the tribe is will waiting for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address the 'temporary' storage of nuclear waste next to the reservation.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe gears up for uranium battleFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe gears up for uranium battle (August 20, 2014)
As the Oglala Sioux Tribe prepared to testify against proposed foreign uranium mining and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, the mining proponent was facing a deadline for turning a chunk of its company over to a new Canadian business partner.
Stay lifted on uranium project opposed by Oglala Sioux TribeFiled Under: Environment | Law
Stay lifted on uranium project opposed by Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 22, 2014)
The tribe's claims of harm to sacred and cultural sites remains to be decided on the merits.
Oglala Sioux Tribe makes arguments in uranium mining disputeFiled Under: Environment | Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe makes arguments in uranium mining dispute (May 14, 2014)
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is moving quickly on a uranium mine opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
Oglala Sioux Tribe win stay on license for planned uranium mineFiled Under: Environment | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe win stay on license for planned uranium mine (May 1, 2014)
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued on a uranium mine that's opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe worried about sacred sitesFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe worried about sacred sites (April 29, 2014)
Prior to the launch on Earth Day April 22 of a national grassroots campaign to clean up abandoned uranium mines, the Oglala Sioux Tribe requested the federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board suspend Powertech Inc.’s operating license.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mineFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (April 18, 2014)
As street demonstrations broke out over federal licensing of the first proposed in-situ uranium mining and milling in South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribe faced an April 14 deadline to request a stay postponing the effective date of the permit.
Native Sun News: NRC faulted for uranium bids by sacred sitesFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: NRC faulted for uranium bids by sacred sites (March 11, 2014)
Besieged by uranium mining proposals near sacred sites, a highly placed official of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a scathing condemnation of actions allegedly taken against Indians by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president rejects uranium accordFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president rejects uranium accord (February 28, 2014)
Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer refused to sign an accord that aimed to expedite the federal licensing process at South Dakota’s first proposed in-situ leach mine and mill.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts uranium approvalFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts uranium approval (February 12, 2014)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is taking legal action against the U.S. government for recommending approval of foreign uranium mining operations upstream from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation before completing mandatory analysis of sacred sites on ancestral lands.
Native Sun News: Uranium mine impacts Oglala Sioux TribeFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Uranium mine impacts Oglala Sioux Tribe (January 3, 2014)
The biggest single impact of Powertech (USA) Inc.’s proposed uranium mining operation at the Dewey-Burdock site 20 miles north of here would be on Lakota historical and cultural resources.
Court orders resumption of Yucca Mountain nuclear waste siteFiled Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Court orders resumption of Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (August 14, 2013)
The Obama administration flouted the law when it stopped work on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions uranium miningFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions uranium mining (January 21, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. OST Attorney Jeffrey C. Parsons Opponents of...
Native Sun News: NRC  weighing      uranium   mine  near  Pine RidgeFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: NRC weighing uranium mine near Pine Ridge (December 7, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Public given chance to stall proposed mine...
Native Sun News: Uranium mine impacts Lakota cultural sites Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Uranium mine impacts Lakota cultural sites (November 30, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Draft statement claims cumulative impacts of proposed...
MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community  discusses nuclear facilityFiled Under: Environment
MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community discusses nuclear facility (November 8, 2012)
"The Prairie Island Indian Community is asking the federal government to respond to its long-running concerns about nuclear waste stored near the Prairie Island power plant. Members of the tribal...
Prairie Island Indian Community  signs MOU for nuclear facilityFiled Under: Environment | Law
Prairie Island Indian Community signs MOU for nuclear facility (October 16, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address issues at a nuclear facility next to the reservation. The...
Prairie Island Indian Community raises nuclear waste concerns Filed Under: Environment
Prairie Island Indian Community raises nuclear waste concerns (September 4, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address nuclear waste issues at a plant next to the reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating...
Prairie Island Indian Community concerned about nuclear plant Filed Under: Environment
Prairie Island Indian Community concerned about nuclear plant (August 15, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota said it was troubled by operations at a nuclear power facility next to its reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant was forced...
Prairie Island Indian Community wins a ruling on nuclear wasteFiled Under: Environment | Law
Prairie Island Indian Community wins a ruling on nuclear waste (June 11, 2012)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down a Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule in a lawsuit filed by the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota and other parties....
Native Sun News: NRC delays uranium  bid in South DakotaFiled Under: Environment
Native Sun News: NRC delays uranium bid in South Dakota (May 23, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Native American and non-Indian activists welcomed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s May 6 notice...
MPR: NRC worked with Prairie Island Community on studyFiled Under: Environment | National
MPR: NRC worked with Prairie Island Community on study (May 18, 2011)
"The Prairie Island nuclear power plant is a step closer to winning approval to operate for another 20 years. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it has found...

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