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!

Jim Krenek, Pat Calhoun, Sandra Lewis, Raulie Irwin

Jim Krenek, Pat Calhoun, Sandra Lewis, Raulie Irwin

Jim Krenek, Pat Calhoun, Sandra Lewis, Raulie Irwin
Environmental Awards Recipients

Sierra Club's 2008 Environmental Awards Recipients show off their plaques at a luncheon in Austin in April 2009. Mark Walsh of Kingsville on the far right accepted the Environmental Justice Award for the Alliance of Texans for Uranium Research & Action (ALTURA) and for his Kleberg County group South Texas Opposes Pollution (STOP)

Environmental Awards Recipients
ALTURA participants at Environmental Awards luncheon

ALTURA participants at Environmental Awards luncheon. Standing: Ann Ewing on left, Mark Walsh on right; Seated: Venice Scheurich, Donna Hoffman, Mina Williams

ALTURA participants at Environmental Awards luncheon
Mary Beth Maher, Craig Ewing, Ann Ewing at Environmental Awards luncheon

Sierra Club volunteer Mary Beth Maher dined at the Sierra Club Environmental Awards Luncheon with Craig Ewing, and Ann Ewing President of South Texas Opposes Pollution

Mary Beth Maher, Craig Ewing, Ann Ewing at Environmental Awards luncheon
Mark Walsh and Ann Ewing accept Environmental Justice Award

Mark Walsh and Ann Ewing of ALTURA and South Texas Opposes Pollution accept Sierra Club Environmental Justice Award at luncheon in Austin, Texas, April 2009

Mark Walsh and Ann Ewing accept Environmental Justice Award
Billboard in Goliad County

Anti-uranium mining billboard in Goliad County

Billboard in Goliad County
Goliad County contests UEC mining in their drinking water aquifer

Goliad County contests UEC mining in their drinking water aquifer

Goliad County contests UEC mining in their drinking water aquifer
Goliad area farmer LuAnn Duderstadt with County Judge Gleinser shows water contaminated during UEC exploration

Goliad area farmer LuAnn Duderstadt shows water contaminated during UEC exploration

Goliad area farmer LuAnn Duderstadt with County Judge Gleinser shows water contaminated during UEC exploration
Pat Calhoun at Press Conference

Pat Calhoun at Press Conference

Pat Calhoun at Press Conference
Debra Brumley, Jim Krenek, and Art Dohmann

Debra Brumley, Jim Krenek, and Art Dohmann

Debra Brumley, Jim Krenek, and Art Dohmann
Art Dohmann addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Art Dohmann addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Art Dohmann addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad
Jim Blackburn addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Jim Blackburn addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Jim Blackburn addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad
Uranium Mining in South Texas draws public concerns to protect water supply

Over 200 people attend the UEC Preliminary Hearing concerning UEC's permit applicaiton in Goliad County

Uranium Mining in South Texas draws public concerns to protect water supply
Raulie Irwin and Mary Anklam

Goliad County realtor and URAC member Raulie Irwin and Goat Farmer Mary Anklam

Raulie Irwin and Mary Anklam
One Goliad county citizen against uranium mining
One Goliad county citizen against uranium mining
Citizens line up TCEQ Goliad

Citizens line up to address TCEQ at public meeting in Goliad

Citizens line up TCEQ Goliad
Over 200 people attended UEC Preliminary Contested Case Hearing
Over 200 people attended UEC Preliminary Contested Case Hearing
Large turnout at TCEQ meeting in Goliad County

Large turnout at TCEQ meeting in Goliad County

Large turnout at TCEQ meeting in Goliad County
UEC contested case hearing
UEC contested case hearing
Margaret Rutherford TCEQ meeting

Margaret Rutherford addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Margaret Rutherford TCEQ meeting
UEC Preliminary Hearing Ground Water Conservation District Attorney Baiamonte
UEC Preliminary Hearing Ground Water Conservation District Attorney Baiamonte
Pat Calhoun at TCEQ meeting

Pat Calhoun addresses TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Pat Calhoun at TCEQ meeting
UEC Preliminary Hearing SOAH Judge Richard Wilfong
UEC Preliminary Hearing SOAH Judge Richard Wilfong
Luann Duderstadt shows dirty filter

Weesatch farmer LuAnn Duderstadt shows water filter contaminated after UEC exploration

Luann Duderstadt shows dirty filter
UEC Preliminary Hearing Goliad Co
UEC Preliminary Hearing Goliad Co
Mark Krueger at TCEQ meeting

Goliad County business person Mark Krueger addresses TCEQ meeting

Mark Krueger at TCEQ meeting
UEC Preliminary Hearing Goliad County
UEC Preliminary Hearing Goliad County
Pat Suter at TCEQ meeting

Pat Suter Chair of the Coastal Bend Sierra Club at TCEQ public meeting in Goliad

Pat Suter at TCEQ meeting
UEC Preliminary Hearing
UEC Preliminary Hearing
Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger at TCEQ meeting

Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger at TCEQ public meeting in Goliad County

Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger at TCEQ meeting
UEC Preliminary Hearing Goliad County
UEC Preliminary Hearing Goliad County
Fresh water pond in region proposed for uranium mining

Goliad County fresh water pond photo by Raulie Irwin

Fresh water pond in region proposed for uranium mining
Attorney Adam Friedman
Attorney Adam Friedman
Home in Goliad County

Home in Goliad County photo by Raulie Irwin

Home in Goliad County
Texas Live Oaks in Goliad County

Stand of Texas Live Oaks in Goliad County

Texas Live Oaks in Goliad County
radioactivity warning symbol

Radioactivity warning symbol

radioactivity warning symbol
URI Mine 2

URI Mine 2

URI Mine 2
URI Mine 3

URI Mine 3

URI Mine 3
STOP Contests URI expansion

STOP members Teo Saenz and Elizabeth Cumberland flank Attorney Melanie Oberlin during case contesting the expansion of Uranium Resources Inc.in Garcia Hill near Kingsville, Kleberg County

STOP Contests URI expansion
URI Mine 4

URI Mine 4

URI Mine 4

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