Wednesday, August 4, 2010

NAS appoints People for Uranium Study

Comment:  Great comments, Ms. Maute, water is more important than uranium, which is not needed because nuke plants are needed!

Posted: Aug 04, 2010 6:27 PM EDT
Reporter: Ashley Singh

Chatham, VA - A committee of scientists and people have been selected for the National Academy of Sciences uranium study. The study will help state leaders determine if mining can be done safely. The committee will not make a recommendation, but they will provide the state with their findings.

Karen Maute, with the League of Individuals for the Environment, believes this study will be too open to interpretation.

She and other opponents say state leaders will read into it the way they want.

"We've been hearing about uranium being a God given natural resource water is our God given natural resource.

We can live without pulling uranium out of the ground but we can't live without adequate water supply," said Maute. "The study is designed to bring us closer to uranium mining and milling because it's been asked for by the Coal and Energy commission."

The public has 14 days left to give feedback on those who have been selected to take part in this study.

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