May 13, 2010 at 12:13 a.m.

Corrections and Clarifications

The Advocate wants to correct promptly any error in fact or clarify any misleading information we publish. To report any error or need for clarification, please call 361-574-1222.

University of Houston-Victoria commencement will be outdoors Saturday on the east side of the University West building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

There will be a limited number of seats indoors with a live video feed of the ceremony for guests whose health does not permit extended outdoor exposure.

Tickets will be required for admittance into the building. Contact Jamie Lincke at 361- 570-4355 or, to reserve indoor seating.

A story on Page B1 on Thursday, May 13, incorrectly reported the seating arrangements.

Proper context was not provided in a story on the state contested case hearing over uranium mining in Goliad County. The story appeared on Page B1 on Wednesday, May 12.

Uranium Energy Corp. did not supply a state agency with data that shows water movement outside a proposed mining site in Goliad County, a state geologist testified Tuesday.

A set of two 24-hour pump tests were conducted as part of UEC's production area application and as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Chief Operating Officer Harry Anthony said the company also conducted a four-hour and 24-hour pump test across a geologic fault.

These two pump tests were not required by the TCEQ but were performed to gather information about the geologic environment, he said.

The 24-hour pump test, which was questioned during the hearing, was not included in the application because it is outside the production area, Anthony said.

Anthony said that the pump test, a reading of the water drawdown between sands, shows some migration along the fault but that the mine area encompasses a confined aquifer, with shale deposits sandwiching uranium ore.

TCEQ rules do not require a mine area to be confined, he said.

TCEQ officials declined comment Thursday because events are ongoing in the case.

A sentence in the same story lacked attribution.

Goliad County claims UEC's mining operations would negatively affect drinking water sources within the county, said attorney Jim Blackburn, who represents Goliad County.



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