14.04 Environmental Justice Talking Points

These talking points are provided as a guide to help you create your own message for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify them so they work for you.

The Member groups of the the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment have suffered combined disproportionate burdens from uranium legacy contamination in the Grants Mining District for over five decades. (Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance, Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment, Post ’71 Uranium Workers Committee, Red Water Pond Road Community Association)

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14.04 Health Talking Points

These talking points are provided as a guide to help you create your own message for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify them so they work for you.

• New Mexico needs to protect its clean water. The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is responsible for making sure that Homestake cleans up the water that it contaminated during its uranium milling operations.

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14.04 Water Talking Points

These talking points are provided as a guide to help you create your own message for the April 29 Hearing. Please feel free to modify them so they work for you.

• Homestake wants to discharge up to 5,500 gallons per minute of treated water from its uranium tailings piles, but the treated water is not safe to use.

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Ground Water Discharge Permit DP-200 Renewal and Modification George Rice January 2014

George Rice   January 21, 2014

This is an evaluation of the New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Draft Ground Water Discharge Permit DP-200 Renewal and Modification (DP-200, the permit)1. The permit is for Homestake Mining Company’s (HMC) mill near Grants, New Mexico. This evaluation was performed for the Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA).

For more information see attached pdf: Ground Water Discharge Permit DP-200 Renewal and Modification  George Rice  January 2014 

Evaluation of Homestake Mining Company’s Tailings Flushing Program and Seepage of Contaminants from theLarge Tailings Pile George Rice February 16, 2014

This report evaluates the effectiveness of Homestake Mining Company’s (HMC) large tailings pile (LTP) flushing program, and HMC’s estimates of future seepage from the LTP. It also presents an alternate estimate of seepage and its effect on groundwater quality. This report was produced for the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE).

For more information click here: Evaluation of Homestake Mining Company’s Tailings Flushing Program and Seepage of Contaminants from theLarge Tailings Pile  George Rice February 16, 2014