The meeting is set at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Julie Wimberly Memorial Homemaking Building on the Goliad County Fairgrounds on Highway 183 South. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Should this exemption of a portion of the Gulf Coast Aquifer be granted, UEC will be permitted to conduct in-situ uranium mining in the aquifer that supplies Goliad’s drinking water.
Larry Aduddell, director of the Refugio County Groundwater Conservation District, said the local district has been monitoring the progress of the plan to mine uranium in Goliad.
“The mining in Goliad will not affect Refugio’s groundwater unless you mine in Refugio,” Aduddell said. “I don’t think any uranium deposits have been identified in Refugio County and I don’t anticipate any.”