Help Us Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining
Thursday, May 31
Citizens Briefing, 5:30pm
National Academy of Sciences Hearing, 6:30
Hilton Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA
Lake Gaston is THE PRIMARY drinking water source for more than 1 million people – in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and neighboring communities in Virginia and North Carolina. Lake Gaston is located within the watershed, downstream from where uranium mining and milling is being proposed.
Studies show our drinking water is at risk.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences warned of “steep hurdles” to mining uranium in Virginia.
City of Virginia Beach studies indicate that the area proposed for uranium mining is vulnerable to extreme rainfall events which could cause failure of uranium waste containment structures and result in the contamination of the downstream drinking water, i.e., Lake Gaston. The City’s latest report finds that in the event of significant contamination, “the City of Virginia Beach may have to cease pumping water from Lake Gaston for up to 1.5 years.”
WE NEED YOUR PRESENCE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT URANIUM MINING IS NOT AN OPTION!
Citizens Briefing Agenda – 5:30 PM
What the NAS Hearing is all about – We’ll provide you with a simple fact sheet and suggested questions about the NAS report
Hear from local officials on why Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk are concerned about the risks
Learn why the support of our state Senators and Delegates is so important to Keep the Ban and what you can do.
NAS Hearing – 6:30 PM
Top scientists on the National Academy of Sciences will discuss their report on risks associated with uranium mining and take questions from the audience.
Note to our Hampton Roads activists:
Dear Sierra Club Activist:
It is essential that we have a big turnout at Thursday May 31st uranium mining hearing in Virginia Beach. Thus, we need your help!
We’ll be hosting our very first phone banks from our new Virginia Beach office on Tues. May 29 and Wed. May 30, each night from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. We’ll be placing calls to our Sierra Club friends and members urging their attendance at the Thursday hearing.
Please bring your own cell phone if you can. Our office is located at 5101 Cleveland St. in the PAPCO building (formerly BB&T) at corner of Cleveland and Witchduck, 1/2 mile north of I-264 (map). PLEASE RSVP via email or call me at 757-277-8537. FREE PIZZA!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and I’ll see you next week. Thanks for all you do!