Thursday, January 31, 2013

Uranium Mining May Never Occur On The East Coast
The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee. Senator John Watkins withdrew the bill before the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources was to hear it. A companion bill remains in the House, but its prospects of moving forward appear slim. The Watkins legislation would have created the regulatory structure to oversee uranium mining in Virginia, which would effectively end a 31-year prohibition on the mining of the radioactive ore. A company has pushed for an end to the moratorium so it can mine the largest known uranium deposit in the country located at Pittsylvania. Full-scale uranium mining has never occurred on the East Coast, and opponents fear the environmental impacts. (bg)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Elizabethton Board of Education Sets May 9 Interview Date for Superintendent Finalists
  • Local Radio Veteran Reba June Green Dies
  • Job Cuts Announced by Company with Operations in Piney Flats
  • Lead TVA Official to Visit Boone Dam to Get Update on Repairs
  • Steele Creek Park's Lake to be Lowered for Shoreline Stabilization
  • County Leaders Vote to Reduce Commission Size in Washington County, TN
  • Gas Prices Are On the Rise
  • Report of Party Leads to Meth Arrest in Abingdon
  • TBI Data: Kingsport Leads Tri-Cities in Serious Reported Crimes
  • BVU Expecting Restitution by June from Employee/Contractor Theft and Kick-Back Schemes
  • BVU Board Gives Preliminary Approval to 15 Percent Sewer Rate Increase
  • Bristol Chamber Hosting Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday
  • Former NASCAR Truck Series Driver Out of Johnson City Has Sentencing Delayed in Ponzi Scheme Until October
  • Trial in Murder of 78-year-old in Carter County Delayed



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