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County at epicenter of uranium debate to vote

by AP posted Oct 1 2012 10:18AM
      CHATHAM, Va. (AP) - Leaders of the Virginia county that is home to one of the world's largest uranium deposits are set to debate the state's 30-year ban on the mining of the radioactive ore.
 
     The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Monday on a resolution introduced by Supervisor Marshall Ecker. He's urging residents to attend the meeting in Chatham to signal their support of the ban.
 
     Ecker says he's opposed to mining a 112-million-pound uranium deposit because he says it would forever change a beautiful, rural landscape.
 
     Ecker says the resolution will be a stronger than one proposed about one month ago.  It did not call for a permanent ban on uranium mining and milling.
 
     The General Assembly is expected to take up the mining ban in its 2013 session.
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Topics : Environment
Location : ChathamVirginia
People : Marshall Ecker
10/01/2012 10:18AM
County at epicenter of uranium debate to vote
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