There are hundreds of abandoned uranium mines throughout the Black Hills from the last uranium boom in the 1950s through the 1970s.

Read more from Defenders of the Black Hills.

Read the Rapid City Journal’s series A Radioactive Legacy: Scars still present from Edgemont’s uranium boom and bust

Read Rowland Hall’s 1982 Master’s Thesis at SD School of Mines on abandoned uranium mines.

Tailings repository outside of Edgemont, SD, where radioactive wastes are buried from the Edgemont uranium mill which operated from 1956 until 1972. (Magpie Buffalo Organizing)
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