Uranium Study Panel Meets Monday in Richmond

February 5, 2011

A National Academy of Sciences panel sizing up the statewide impact of lifting a 1982 Virginia ban on uranium mining meets Monday for its last scheduled "town hall" meeting on the issue.

The study committee of scientists, mining and industry experts and environmental officials is scheduled to hear from a number of speakers at its meeting in Richmond.

They include a representative from the city of Virginia Beach on the possible impact of mining on its drinking water supplies; a scientist who will describe a rich deposit of uranium in Southside Virginia; and state mining and environmental officials.

The public gets to speak Monday night at the downtown hotel where the committee is meeting.

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