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Norfolk Backs Continuation of Uranium Mining Ban

by AP posted Jul 25 2012 10:16AM
     NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Norfolk City Council wants the state to maintain a moratorium on uranium mining to protect the city's water supply.
     The Virginian-Pilot  reports that the council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for the moratorium to continue.
     Virginia Beach approved a similar resolution in June.
     Virginia Uranium Inc. wants to mine a uranium deposit it estimates at 119 million pounds in Chatham.
     Norfolk officials are concerned that the mining operations could threaten Lake Gaston, a source of the city's drinking water.
     Norfolk director of utilities Kristen Lentz told the council that the mining would be done near a river that feeds the lake.
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07/25/2012 10:16AM
Norfolk Backs Continuation of Uranium Mining Ban
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