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Pittsylvania uranium resolution fails, vote split

by AP posted Oct 11 2012 7:20AM

 

 

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.

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10/11/2012 7:20AM
Pittsylvania uranium resolution fails, vote split
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