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The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee.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, December 18, 2014

  • Man Falls to his Death From Cell Phone Tower in Greeneville
  • Domestic Episode in Johnson City Turns Into Standoff
  • Bristol Wins Designation as "Virginia Enterprise Zone"
  • Man Wanted in Bristol for Assaulting Officers Arrested in Florida
  • Greene County Police Investigating Shooting at Greeneville Apartments
  • Mother of Battered Child Takes Witness Stand in Jonesborough
  • Changes Coming for Virginia's Standards of Learning
  • Police Searching for Man Who Chased Estranged Wife From Blountville to Kingsport
  • Johnson City to Raise Hotel/Motel Tax, Against Property Tax
  • Cravens Arrested Again Before Johnson City Child Neglect Trial
  • Johnson City Man in Critical Condition After Serious Crash
  • Woman Arrested After Running From Johnson City Traffic Stop
  • Greeneville PD Detective Has "No Idea" What Caused Deaths of Two Infants Wednesday Morning
  • Kingsport Man Arrested As Six Month Old Child Suffers From "Shaken Baby Syndrome"
  • Suspect Caught in Russell County Shooting
  • Kidnapper on The Run in Kingsport After Trying to Snatch 13-month-old Son
  • Surveillance Video Revealing in Gate City Liquor Store Robbery
  • Two Arrested in Meth Bust at Bristol, Tennessee's Village Square Apartments
  • Bristol, Virginia City Council Meets Behind Closed Doors Concerning "Business Prospect"
  • Governor McAuliffe to Increase Budget
  • Car Stolen Out of Washington State Crashes in Abingdon, Suspects on the Run
  • Scott County Lawmakers Looking at a Site Outside of Gate City for New Animal Shelter
  • Johnson City Man Charged for Burglarizing Apartments in His Complex
  • Bulls Gap Man Charged for 2012 Rogersville Fire



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