VA Uranium Mining Stirring on 2 Fronts

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The drafting of proposed uranium mining legislation is expected to be completed this week in Richmond as yet another study on the subject makes its debut.
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Da Troof

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Is there any real doubt about what the Governor's "Working Group" will recommend?
sez you

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Politics and the will of the people have gone the way of the doo doo bird since 1982. There will be the token arguments and mouthing off in the Va senate but the money(spice) must flow, let the payoffs begin.
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Tailings from uranium mining stay radioactive for thousands of years. Don't let our groundwater be polluted. Call your representative and tell them to vote NO on uranium mining!
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Uranium is on some of my land, I need the money. Please pass this bill! I'm rich....beoch!
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Uranium mining in Virginia is probably not a good idea. The current ban was put in place for a reason (and if I recall correctly, it had something to do with Somerset in Orange County, about 20 miles from here). But let's see the final proposal before slamming the door on it.
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it takes alot of sulfuric acid to extract uranium from ore material which creates toxic run off collected in pits leaving behind the desired radioactive yellow cake.
new hammer time

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rocktown wrote:
Tailings from uranium mining stay radioactive for thousands of years. Don't let our groundwater be polluted. Call your representative and tell them to vote NO on uranium mining!
The match has already been struck. VA will allow your ground water to glow in the dark.

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