The state of South Dakota says a resolution from the Rapid City Council expressing concern about a uranium mine was rejected because it was late.
Public hearings are scheduled next week in Rapid City on Powertech Uranium Corp.'s plans for a mine in the southern Black Hills.
Rapid City town leaders submitted a petition to intervene on Sept. 11. They included a resolution passed by the Rapid City Council on Aug. 19 detailing the council's belief that the project threatens the city's water supply.
Attorney general spokeswoman Sara Rabern says that prehearing chairman Rex Haag determined Rapid City's petition to intervene was submitted more than six months after the deadline and only a week before the hearing.
She says that's why it was not included.
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