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The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee.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)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • Erwin Man Jailed After October Stabbing Incident
  • Bristol Man Seriously Injuried After Being Hit by a Car
  • ABC Store Worker from Abingdon Accused of Embezzling
  • Abingdon and Bristol Men Charged for Sex Crimes in Separate Cases
  • Grand Jury Issues Indictments Stemming from Damascus Meth Raid
  • Woman Arrested for Attacking Her Sister
  • Former Sullivan County Jailer Charged With Using Excessive Force Against an Inmate
  • New Ads from TN Think Tank Attack Haslam's Insure Tennessee Program
  • Erwin Man Booked on Attempted Second-Degree Murder Charges
  • Bristol, Virginia Sets Ceremony for Glass Recycler
  • Sullivan Schools Chief Says Community Remains but New Schools Make Financial Sense
  • Lawmakers say Coal Downturn to Blame for Norfolk Southern Pulling Out of Roanoke
  • UPDATE: Clintwood Man Killed in Monday Crash in Dickenson County
  • Former Nurse Indicted for Stealing Meds from Indian Path



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