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2013-01-19. Rift Widens Over Mining of Uranium in Virginia

posted Jan 23, 2013, 3:03 PM by Lisa Ou
| Trip Gabriel, The New York Times. Relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 4. Excerpt: …After years of government reports and hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations that included a trip to France for state lawmakers, the issue [of uranium mining in Coles Hill, VA] has reached the crucible of Virginia’s General Assembly. Bills introduced last week would lift a moratorium on uranium mining at the site here, known as Coles Hill. Political supporters say that the mining would bring economic benefits and that risks from radioactive wastes, or tailings, can be safely managed. Opponents fear the contamination of drinking water in case of an accident, and a stigma from uranium that would deter people and businesses from moving to the area….Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/us/rift-widens-over-mining-uranium-in-virginia.html