Uranium Mining Debate in Virginia Takes a Step

By THEO EMERY Published: December 19, 2011 WASHINGTON  —  The National Academy of Sciencesdelivered a long-awaited report on uranium mining to the Virginia legislature on Monday, warning that the state faced “steep hurdles” if it is to safely mine and process the nuclear reactor fuel. Full article

NAS Report Validates Major Environmental, Health Concerns Raised by Uranium Mining Opponents

Contacts: Cale Jaffe, Southern Environmental Law Center, 434-760-0816. Dan Holmes, Piedmont Environmental Council, 571-213-4250. RICHMOND, VA – The long-awaited report issued by the National Academy of Sciences today echoes numerous pitfalls with potential uranium mining, milling and waste disposal in the Commonwealth that many concerned Virginians have expressed in past months. The 300-page report was […]