CHATHAM, Va. (AP) - A Pittsylvania County resolution calling for the state to maintain its 30-year-old ban on uranium mining failed on a split vote.
Media outlets say the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-3 with one member abstaining Wednesday on the resolution offered by Supervisor Marshall Ecker.
Several board members say they didn't have any input on the non-binding resolution.
Ecker says inaction by the board sends a message that Pittsylvania County doesn't care about the issue.
Virginia Uranium Inc. wants to mine a uranium deposit it estimates at 119 million pounds in Chatham.
The General Assembly is expected to take up the mining ban in its 2013 session.