Video Highlights Mining Risks in Virginia

Nowhere in America has uranium been mined or milled under humid, high-rainfall conditions like exist in Virginia. Even at arid sites in the West, where it is more feasible to contain toxic and radioactive water from mining and milling operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that tailings from uranium ore have contaminated groundwater in nearly every case.

Learn more about uranium mining and the potential consequences in this video produced by The Southern Environmental Law Center and The Piedmont Environmental Council.

 

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