Study of Abandoned Uranium Mining Impacts
On Private Land Surrounding US Forest Service Land In Western South Dakota
North Cave Hills
North Cave Hills Project Objectives
· Off-site migration of sediment spoils and associated metals and radionuclides from the North Cave Hills region of USFS administered lands into potentially impacted drainages (sediments and surface waters);
· Sliding, slumping, and sheet erosion of mining spoils and associated metals and radionuclides from USFS administered lands onto adjacent private lands;
· Off-site migration of airborne dust particulates and associated metals and radionuclides by wind erosion of mining spoils from USFS administered lands onto adjacent and regional private lands;
· Potential contamination to the regional ground water supply by introduction of metals and radionuclides into regional aquifers that provide drinking water to local residents and livestock.