Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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Long awaited uranium-mining study available

The National Academy of Sciences has  weighed in on uranium mining with its own study, which examines, among other things,  potential health and environmental risks, world markets, and  how it would be done in Virginia. The study has no recommendation on whether it should be done, as state lawmakers take  up whether to lift a mining and processing moratorium in their upcoming session. Virginia Uranium Inc. wants to mine and process the radioactive ore at its Coles Hill Site in Pittsylvania County. The NAS study is of interest here because it says only the Pittsylvania site is commercially viable,  for now.  Here’s  a  recent story.