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The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee.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, May 28, 2015

  • Scott County, VA Man Captured After Police Said He Kidnapped, Assaulted Former Girlfriend
  • Latest ETSU Report Shows Minimal Growth in Tri-Cities Job Market
  • Convicted Killer of Wise County Native and Virginia Beach Pharmacist Gets Life Plus 48 Years
  • Washington County BOE Approves Plan to Build New School
  • Kingsport Police Charge 12-Year-Old in Stabbing
  • Possible Methadone Clinic in Carter County That Sought No Formal License Shut Down
  • Big Stone Gap Named Top Town in Virginia to Raise a Family by National Agency
  • Bluff City's Newly-Elected Aldermen Shift Power from City Manager-Recorder to Mayor
  • Police Said Abingdon Man Runs Stop Sign, Throws Baggie With Crystal Meth Out Window
  • Murder Trial Begins in Dickenson County, VA
  • Johnson City Man Arrested after Domestic Violence and Police Stand Off
  • Greeneville Police: Woman Holding Infant Chased Around Home By Man With Knife
  • Bristol, VA City Leaders for Closed Session Concerning Economic Development



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