Saturday, November 29, 2008

Radioactive -- Uranium in S.W. Virginia

Va. Commission to Study Effects of Uranium Mining
By Anita Kumar
Washington Post Staff Writer

RICHMOND -- Despite opposition from the General Assembly, a state commission will study whether more than 60,000 tons of uranium can be safely mined in rural south-central Virginia in what is thought to be the nation's largest undeveloped uranium deposit.

The Coal and Energy Commission will ask the National Academy of Sciences and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech to review concerns about possible land, air and drinking water contamination, among other economic and health issues.

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