Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Make it a great Holiday by voting to Keep The Uranium Ban In Virginia:

Sign Our Petition!

The Keep the Ban coalition has a goal of collecting 10,000 signatures from concerned citizens across the state. We will share these signatures with decision makers to show broad support for the ban on uranium mining in Virginia.
Dear Public Officials,

Virginia has a nearly 30-year ban on uranium mining. Foreign-backed interests are trying to lift the ban so they can mine and process uranium, starting in Southside Virginia. Drinking water, human health, farmland, property values, wildlife and tourism across Virginia are at risk.

Radioactive and Toxic Waste: If the ban were lifted, processed uranium would be shipped out of state. Left behind for centuries would be huge volumes of radioactive and toxic waste, disposed near farmlands and local waterways.

Health Risks: Exposure to uranium waste has been linked to increases in leukemia, kidney disease and other severe health problems.

Downstream Impacts: A recent study predicts a spill at the first proposed mining site could contaminate drinking water for up to two years for Virginia Beach and other Virginia and North Carolina communities.

Protect Our Health, Our Heritage, and Our Future. Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining in VA!

Click here to sign petition: