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UPDATE: Rapid City Council approves uranium mining resolution

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UPDATE: It was standing room only as the Rapid City Council voted to approve a resolution against the mining of uranium in the Black Hills Monday night.
 
 
But, before it was approved, council members offered a stipulation.

A wording change was implemented to change the word "opposing" to "expressing grave concern."

28 people spoke in front of the council, each expressing concern for the underground aquifers.

"So I strongly urge you to have a very strong response in saying our aquifers are not for sale. We're not going along with what you're talking about," says Gary Heckenlaible of Rapid City.
 
"We can't allow this Canadian company with no proven track record to experiment on the land that we all love with this first ever in situ leaching process," says Dr. Kevin Weyland of Rapid City.
 
Powertech, Inc's managers claim uranium mining is safe, and that Water contamination in the Black Hills would be impossible. They claim the aquifers go around the Black Hills.

The council voted 9-1 to approve the resolution. Steve Laurenti of ward two was the only one to vote no.

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