WSLS10 reported the Virginia Department of Health collected concerns and questions from residents of Chatham, Warrenton and Virginia Beach about a proposal to lift the uranium mining ban in Virginia.
As quoted in the market news:
Virginia Uranium Inc. wants to have a ban lifted so it can mine and mill uranium at Coles Hill, near Chatham. Gov. Bob McDonnell formed the Uranium Work Group, which includes members of the VDH, to determine if the moratorium should be lifted and, if so, what would be the best way to do it.
The group also wants to find out what concerns residents have about such a mine and if they can be resolved — and to pass the information on to the General Assembly if a formal resolution to lift the ban makes it onto its agenda.