For more information & to track this issue throughout the General Assembly session visit: www.KeepTheBan.org Virginia has a nearly 30-year ban on uranium mining. A well financed push by the industry is trying to lift the ban so they can mine and process uranium, starting in Southside Virginia. Drinking water, human health, farmland, property values, [...]
Category: Uranium Mining
Today the Roanoke River was included in American Rivers’ 26th annual list of the 10 most endangered waterways in America. American Rivers says lifting the ban on uranium mining would threaten the Roanoke River as well as drinking water supplies in the region with radioactive pollution and toxic chemicals.
The Sierra Club Virginia Chapter commends the City of Virginia Beach for commissioning an independent study on the impacts of uranium mining on the city’s drinking water supply. “The Virginia Beach study modeled severe rain events occurring in the area for proposed uranium mining in Virginia”, said Eileen Levandoski, conservation program manager with the Sierra [...]