SUPERFUND PILOT PROJECT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
P.O. Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Fax (605) 964-1072
Carlyle Ducheneaux,, Program Manager
The intention of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Pilot Program is to enhance the Superfund Program cooperation between the United States EPA
and the CRST Environmental Protection Department, while helping build tribal capabilities in conducting field studies, contracting with qualified consulting firms
to analyze field samples; providing written comments on risk assessment work plans, goals and objectives; and providing review and comment on reports.
Since 1997, CRST has received assistance from EPA to participate in the Superfund process and build the necessary infrastructure in order to participate.
There are four proposed, final, and deleted Superfund sites in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and many other sites that may potentially pose a risk to human
health and the environment. EPA and CRST are now designing scientific studies to study the nature and extent of hazardous substances in the Cheyenne River
and Cheyenne River Arm of Lake Oahe caused by mining activities, and assess potential pathways of contamination to human health and the environment.
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Related Internet Sites:
Office of Research and Development
American Indian Environmental Office (EPA)
Environmental Protection Agency
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
The following photos represent tailings or refuse of heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, copper, and zinc, resulting from previous
contamination of the river systems in South Dakota. Our current testing has indicated that there are elevated concentrations of various
heavy metals in the Cheyenne River. The CRST has subsequently issued a fish consumption advisory for the entire Reservation.
Superfund Site Photos
State of South Dakota
Whitewood Creek Tailings