Business leaders surveyed on uranium
posted Jan 15 2013 4:45PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A survey of hundreds of business leaders in Virginia found that a slight majority opposes ending a moratorium on uranium mining.
The survey released Tuesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell's office found that while 60 percent of the business leaders were aware of uranium deposits in Pittsylvania County, few had a clear understanding of how the uranium would be mined and said their concerns would decrease if they learned more about the mining and what protections would be in place.
The business leaders also said they need clear, unbiased information on uranium mining.
The business survey was the final report issued by the Uranium Working Group, which was created by McDonnell to size up various aspects of uranium mining.
Uranium mining is expected to be fiercely debated in the General Assembly.