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Uranium Working group Holds Final Meeting

by Associated Press posted Nov 27 2012 10:52PM
 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's Uranium Working Group has held its final public meeting before submitting its report on uranium mining to Gov. Bob McDonnell and the General Assembly.
     The multi-agency working group appeared before 200 people in Richmond on Tuesday night and said it will submit its report on schedule - Dec. 1.
     The working group will not issue a recommendation on whether Virginia should end its 30-year ban on uranium mining. Instead, it will examine an array of issues related to uranium mining, from worker safety to a regulatory framework that would oversee this new mining industry.
     Virginia Uranium Inc. has proposed mining a 119-million-pound deposit of the radioactive ore in Southside Virginia. 
     The proposal has been met by opposition by those who believe it can't be done safely.
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Location : Virginia
People : Bob McDonnell
11/27/2012 10:52PM
Uranium Working group Holds Final Meeting
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