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The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee.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

Monday, August 31, 2015

  • Sheriff Said Murder Suspect "Hated His Mother" Most of His Life
  • Sheriff Wayne Anderson Gives More Information About Triple Homicide in Sullivan County
  • Hawkins County Inmate Sends Officer to Hospital
  • Erwin Woman Shot, Husband Turned Himself In
  • Former Attorney General, Gate City Native Jerry Kilgore Joins Scott Walker's Campaign
  • Rogersville Man Charged With Aggravated Assault
  • Two Women Arrested After Assault at Johnson City Gas Station
  • Johnson City Construction Project Will Close Busy Road Overnight
  • Sheriff: Bristol, TN Shooting Victim Were Ambushed, No Clear Motive
  • Hawkins Co Man Charged After Just-Filled Prescription for Valium Goes Missing
  • Magistrates Soon to Go To Work in Sullivan County to Correct "Deficiency"
  • FEC Reports Haslam Gives $500,000 in Political Contributions So Far in 2015
  • Man Arrested for Stealing Pricey Equipment from Johnson City Store



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