December 9, 2010
A Richmond company has been selected to conduct a socio-economic study on the impact of mining uranium in Southside Virginia.
A legislative committee heard six presentations Wednesday before unanimously selecting Chmura Economics and Analytics.
The $200,000 study will look at issues such uranium mining's impact on the local economy, property values and local revenues.
It will complement a scientific study now under way by the National Academy of Science.
Virginia Uranium Inc. seeks to mine and mill a 119-million-pound uranium ore body in Pittsylvania County.
Virginia has had a moratorium on uranium mining since 1982.