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The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee.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, September 02, 2014

  • Johnson City Robbery Suspect and Pharmacist Exchange Gunfire, then Suspsect Commits Suicide
  • Road Rage Leads to Arrest of Man dressed only in his Underwear in front of Kingsport school
  • Copper Thief Sought in Greeneville
  • Possible Arson Fires Investigated in Washington County, Virginia; Devil Worship also Reported
  • Two Wanted for Violent Assaults in Gray
  • Review Shows Kilgore Chaired Commission Grants to Agencies affiliated with Kilgore Family
  • Kingsport Plans $26 Million in Bond Issues for Improvements
  • Man Arrested After Making Social Media Threats Against a Unicoi County School
  • Former Hill Topper Called Up to the Big Leagues
  • Russell County Man Found Alive
  • Wellmont on Agenda for Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Child Run Over in Driveway Near Bristol
  • Sullivan County School Board To Discuss Smoking Policy Again
  • Animal Ordinance Changes Considered by Bristol, TN City Council
  • Retirement of One of Longest Serving Virginia State Troopers; from the Bristol area



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