Learn about the risks associated with uranium mining in a humid climate like exists in Virginia and find out how you can help prevent the mining moratorium from being lifted.
We fought for our air, we fought for our water, and we fought for our soils. We fought for economic development that plays off the region’s strengths without jeopardizing existing businesses and economic engines. We fought for an enlightened vision of the Commonwealth’s future—and it worked. VA’s legislators couldn’t ignore the overwhelming support of the ban, and the four bills were killed before they came out of committee.
Gov. McDonnell’s Uranium Working Group—the first step to lifting VA’s moratorium on uranium mining and milling in 2013? Read our article from The Piedmont View.
The much-anticipated National Academy of Sciences report on uranium mining in Virginia has finally been released. The report confirms that mining in the Commonwealth would expose Virginians to serious risks of radioactive contamination of our water, air, land and farm products.
Learn more about uranium mining and the potential consequences in this video produced by The Southern Environmental Law Center and The Piedmont Environmental Council.