Goliad County Drinking Water at Risk - Public Meeting with the EPA

YOU ARE INVITED!

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepted the invitation from the Goliad County Ground Water Conservation District to hold a public meeting in Goliad on August 4th, 2011 regarding Uranium Energy Corporation's (UEC) request for an aquifer exemption. The meeting will be held at the Julie Wimberly Memorial Homemaking Building located at the Goliad County Fair Grounds, U.S. Hwy 183 South. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.

Please plan on attending this important meeting. This is an opportunity for groundwater users in Goliad and adjacent counties to speak or submit written comments addressing the use of the aquifer and on conditions relating to the aquifer.

Q. WHAT'S AT STAKE?
A. Goliad area drinking water in the Gulf Coast aquifer.

Should the EPA grant this exemption of a portion of the Gulf Coast aquifer, EPA would permit UEC to conduct In Situ uranium mining in the aquifer that supplies drinking water in Goliad County.

UEC is claiming that Goliad's drinking water is currently not fit for human consumption and that the company should be allowed to mine and contaminate it. Read about DROUGHT and why we should conserve our water quality.

Requirements to gain an exemption to mine in a drinking water aquifer are defined in 40CFR, Chapter 146.4 which reads --

"A portion of an aquifer may be exempted if it does not currently serve as a source of drinking water, it cannot now and will not in the future serve as a source of drinking water because it is mineral bearing and it is so contaminated that it would be economically or technologically impractical to render that water fit for human consumption."

For more information, contact:
Barbara Smith, 361-645-1716, bsmith@goliadcogcd.org
Reta Brown, 361-564-2765, retafbrown@yahoo.com, or...
Ginger Cook, 361-645-8550, gingercook@hughes.net

Hope to see you at the meeting!

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